COVID-19


Click here for information about the operational changes implemented by the District Attorney’s Office
and Multnomah County Circuit Court in response to the novel coronavirus.

The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice—one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County. The District Attorney’s office is committed to the open and balanced administration of justice—one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms. Rod Underhill is the elected District Attorney in Multnomah County. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has approximately 200 staff members, including 78 appointed Deputy District Attorneys.

Latest News

  • Responsibly and safely managing our jail beds during COVID-19
    March 26, 2020

    Since early March, in direct response to COVID-19, Multnomah County has been able to successfully and quickly lower its jail population by about 20%. Click "more" to read additional information.

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  • COVID-19 | Information for our community
    March 13, 2020

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office is providing the following information to the public about the operational changes enacted in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Click "more" to view additional information.

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  • Koben Henriksen death investigation grand jury transcript released
    February 24, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Koben Henriksen was posted to the District Attorney’s website. Click "more" to read the full transcript.

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  • Verdict returned in State of Oregon v. Jeremy Joseph Christian
    February 21, 2020

    A verdict was returned on Feb. 21, 2020 in State of Oregon v. Jeremy Joseph Christian. Click "more" to read the District Attorney's full statement

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  • Recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
    January 22, 2020

    For National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney JR Ujifusa talks about trafficking in our community. Click "more" to read the full story and to watch a short video.

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  • Remembering Commissioner Nick Fish
    January 2, 2020

    With Nick Fish’s passing, Portland has lost one of its brightest and most enduring of lights. Click "more" to read the full statement released by District Attorney Rod Underhill.

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  • 2019 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury report released
    December 30, 2019

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced on December 30, 2019 the release of the 2019 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury report. Click "more" to read the full report.

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  • Members of the DA’s Office volunteer at the Sunshine Division
    December 9, 2019

    Recently, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, Portland Police Bureau and others volunteered at the Sunshine Division. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Cyber Monday crime prevention tips
    December 2, 2019

    Cyber Monday is today and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is providing tips to our community to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or theft. Click "more" to see video and read more.

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  • W. Haywood Burns Institute releases report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities
    November 25, 2019

    On November 25, 2019, the W. Haywood Burns Institute released an report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities on Multnomah County's criminal justice system. Click "more" to read the analysis of the District Attorney's Office.

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  • No criminal charges to be filed following investigation into the handling of abuse reports received by Multnomah County Adult Protective Services
    November 19, 2019

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that after reviewing a criminal investigation into how Multnomah County Adult Protective Services (APS) handled abuse and neglect reports, there is insufficient evidence to support criminal charges against any county employee. Click "more" to read the full press release.

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  • Lane Christopher Martin death investigation grand jury transcript released
    November 6, 2019

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Lane Christopher Martin was posted to the District Attorney’s website.

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  • DA’s Office attends fourth annual Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities event
    October 24, 2019

    Members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, including District Attorney Rod Underhill, First Assistant Jeff Howes and Chief Deputy District Attorneys Don Rees and John Casalino attended the fourth annual Building Bridges of Understanding in Our Communities event held at the Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard, Oregon. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Multnomah County proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month
    October 17, 2019

    On October 17, 2019, Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney John Casalino and members of the District Attorney’s Victim Assistance Program attended a ceremony where the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Multnomah County. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office provides Domestic Violence update to county board members
    October 16, 2019

    For National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office provided a briefing about the state of domestic violence. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Protecting your cybersecurity
    October 15, 2019

    Protecting your cybersecurity is important to avoid becoming the victim of identity theft. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and Portland Police Bureau have tips for you and your family. Click "more" to see the full video.

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  • DA Underhill attends gun violence conference
    October 7, 2019

    Recently, as a member of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill attended the 10th national summit titled “The New Norm: Mass Shootings in America.”  Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Grand jury transcript released in David Wayne Downs officer involved death investigation
    October 1, 2019

    A transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of David Wayne Downs was posted to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s website. Click "more" to read the transcripts.

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  • Informing the public about at-home sexual assault forensic evidence collection kits
    September 30, 2019

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office wants to inform and educate the public about at-home sexual assault forensic evidence collection kits. Click "more" to see our video and to read the full story.

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  • DDA Sean Hughey selected to present at intellectual property training
    August 30, 2019

    Recently, Multnomah County DDA Sean Hughey presented at an annual Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) training in Albany, Oregon. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Tips to protect yourself from fitness center thefts
    August 12, 2019

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office works with business partners in the fitness industry to educate the community about locker room thefts. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA Rod Underhill joins prosecutors across the U.S. urging more gun violence prevention
    August 9, 2019

    On August 9, 2019, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill joined fellow prosecutions from across the country calling on Senator Mitch McConnell to reconvene the United States Senate to act on gun violence prevention. Click "more" to read the full letter.

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  • Finding a strategic solution to chronic neighborhood crime
    July 29, 2019

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Neighborhood and Strategic Prosecution Unit works closely with law enforcement in Portland and Gresham. Click "more" to read a recent case spotlight.

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  • DDA Brad Kalbaugh saves two dogs running loose in traffic
    June 25, 2019

    On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Brad Kalbaugh saved two dogs running loose in traffic in Gresham, Oregon with the help of community members and Gresham Police. Click "more" to read the full story and to see some photos.

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  • Grand jury transcript released in Jeb Brock officer involved death investigation
    June 21, 2019

    The grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Jeb Brock was posted to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s website on June 21, 2019. Click "more" to access the transcripts.

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  • MCDA celebrates PRIDE
    June 17, 2019

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office proudly participated in this...

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  • DA volunteers pack kosher food boxes for Holocaust survivors
    June 7, 2019

    Recently, members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office helped to sort and pack kosher food boxes for Holocaust survivors living in Multnomah County. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office hosts “Hands Up”
    May 10, 2019

    On May 10, 2019, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office hosted “Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments,” part of the August Wilson Red Door Project. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Grand Jury transcript released in Andre Gladen death investigation
    May 9, 2019

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Mr. Andre Gladen was posted on the Multnomah County District Attorney’s website.

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  • DDA Anna Fuller Earns Employee Sustainability Award
    May 7, 2019

    On May 7, 2019, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury and the Board of Commissioners presented Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Anna Fuller with the 2019 Employee Sustainability Recognition Award. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Grand Jury transcript released in Samuel Rice death investigation
    May 3, 2019

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that a transcript of the grand jury proceedings in the death investigation of Samuel Rice was posted on the Multnomah County District Attorney’s website. Click "more" to access the transcript.

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  • Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation
    April 25, 2019

    On April 25, 2019, Multnomah County declared April 2019 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Multnomah County. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DDA Tara Gardner Presenter at Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference
    April 19, 2019

    On April 19, 2019, Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Tara Gardner, along with members of the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Crimes Unit presented at the “Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference.” Click "more " to read the full story.

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  • MCDA takes part in fundraiser for CARES NW
    April 18, 2019

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office participated in a fundraiser on April 18, 2019 in Northeast Portland for CARES Northwest. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office participates in Race Against Child Abuse
    April 13, 2019

    Recently, several members of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office participated in the 11th Annual Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Multnomah County proclamation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
    April 11, 2019

    On April 11, 2019, the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 7 through April 13, 2019 as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” in Multnomah County. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office participates in ribbon cutting of the Diane Wade House
    April 10, 2019

    On April 10, 2019, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill joined county and community representatives for the ribbon cutting of the Diane Wade House. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • Crime Victims’ Rights Training
    April 9, 2019

    On April 9, 2019, as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office hosted a crime victims’ rights training for attorneys and non-attorneys. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • DA’s Office attends Building a Culture of Dialogue
    April 8, 2019

    On April 6, 2019, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, Deputy District Attorney Melissa Marerro and Communications Director Brent Weisberg participated in the 16th annual Building a Culture of Dialogue event hosted by the Oregon State Press Broadcasters Council. Click "more" to read the full story.

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