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The Multnomah County District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting offenders who commit state criminal law violations in Multnomah County.

Mike Schmidt 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.

Mike Schmidt 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

  • Victim’s knee half severed in alleged bias crime assault
    October 21, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Clayton Briggs, 24, is charged following an alleged bias crime assault that involved a machete.

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  • Registered sex offender accused of sexually abusing minor
    October 20, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 47-year-old Kenneth Grochowski, a registered sex offender, is accused of having sexual contact with a minor.

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  • Voting in Multnomah County is safe and secure.
    October 19, 2020

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will not tolerate voting intimidation or tampering.

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  • Baby remains on life support, suspect charged with assault & criminal mistreatment
    October 15, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 19-year-old Isaiah Hill is accused of assaulting an eight month old baby, which resulted in life threatening injuries.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces the filing of three unrelated bias crime cases
    October 14, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of three unrelated bias crime cases.

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  • Two suspects charged with stealing from downtown business during riot
    October 13, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced two people are charged with knowingly committing the crime of theft during a riot in downtown several months ago.

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  • Brandon Bartells charged with damaging historic statue of President Roosevelt during riot
    October 12, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Brandon Bartells is charged with damaging a historic statue in downtown Portland during a riot.

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  • Malik Fard Muhamad charged with riot after Oregon Historical Society vandalized
    October 12, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Malik Fard Muhamad is charged after a riot unfolded in downtown on Sunday evening.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt releases interactive dashboard on mass demonstration cases
    October 7, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a new statistical dashboard that analyzes protest-related cases referred to his office by law enforcement for prosecutorial review and potential issuing.

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  • Antonio Montgomery sentenced to 150 months in prison for causing the death of two people
    September 30, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 21-year-old Antonio Montgomery received a 150 month prison sentence after being convicted of recklessly causing the death of Charlene Hauth and Robin Macready.

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  • Alan Swinney arrested, charged for recent criminal conduct in downtown 
    September 30, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 50-year-old Alan Swinney is in custody and is being charged with multiple offenses for alleged crimes and assaults that involved weapons. The alleged crimes occurred in downtown during recent demonstrations.  

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  • Suspect accused of setting fire to police union building
    September 25, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 21-year-old Sophia Paige Kalsta-Watkins is being charged with arson in the first degree and is accused of intentionally causing damage to protected property.

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  • School teacher charged with possessing child pornography
    September 25, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 40-year-old Brett Cunningham is being charged for allegedly being in possession of and duplicating child pornography.

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  • Charges filed following September 23 riot in downtown Portland
    September 24, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is providing the community with an update following an unlawful assembly and riot that occurred in downtown on September 23, 2020.

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  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt regarding demonstrations
    September 24, 2020

    Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement on September 24, 2020 regarding recent demonstrations and upcoming demonstrations. Click "more" to read the full statement.

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  • Murder suspect charged in Multnomah County Circuit Court
    September 22, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 31-year-old Jonathan Creswell is being charged with one count of murder in the second degree constituting domestic violence and one count of unlawful use of a weapon constituting domestic violence.

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  • Information about wildfire scams and donations
    September 22, 2020

    The wildfires of September 2020 impacted all Oregonians. As of today, September 18, 2020, firefighters have been significant progress and law enforcement continues to rescind evacuation orders.

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  • Stacy Curtiss receives 300 month prison sentence for sexually assaulting a child
    September 22, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 34-year-old Stacy Curtiss received a 300 month prison sentence after being convicted of committing sex crimes involving a child. 

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  • Suspect arrested in NE Portland homicide investigation
    September 21, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 31-year-old Donald Beckwith is being charged with the murder of 29-year-old LaSalle Jamal Shakier.

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  • Suspect charged in fatal SE Portland crash
    September 19, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 27-year-old Dorian Malone-Dews is being charged with manslaughter in the second degree, among other charges, for recklessly causing the death of another person.

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  • Suspect indicted in August 2019 homicide
    September 17, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 28-year-old Alex Delane Alexander is being charged with causing the death of 60-year-old Lavoy Blackledge.

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  • Kason O’Connor accused of pointing laser into the eyes of two PPB officers during protest
    September 16, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 28-year-old Kason O'Connor is being charged for shining a green laser light directly into the eyes of two officers assigned to the Portland Police Bureau during a protest.

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  • Riot and other charges filed against person who threw an object toward police during riot
    September 16, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 50-year-old Christopher Joseph Babb is charged with felony riot, among other charges, after throwing an object toward an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau during an unlawful assembly.

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  • Grand jury indicts suspect in protest assault involving a laser
    September 15, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted 36-year-old Bryan Kelley for allegedly shining a high-powered laser into the eye of a Portland Police Bureau sergeant during a protest and causing an injury.

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  • Statement regarding the death of attorney John Culver
    September 14, 2020

    “Seminal figures like John support and make our criminal justice system fairer for everyone. He diligently and enthusiastically safeguarded the rights of his clients and worked to prevent abuses of power. We are thinking about John’s family, friends and the clients for whom he helped,” Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt said.

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  • Jacob Flynn Stebbins sentenced to 150 months in prison for sexually assaulting a child
    September 10, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 35-year-old Jacob Flynn Stebbins received a 150 month prison sentence after being convicted of sex crimes involving a minor.

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  • Nine people charged following recent unlawful assemblies in Portland, Oregon
    September 9, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that nine people, in separate criminal cases, have been charged in connection with unlawful activity that allegedly occurred during recent mass demonstrations in Portland.

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  • Felony riot charge filed against 31 year old arrested during July 4 unlawful assembly
    September 9, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 31-year-old Krystyna Mihalovna Solodenko is being charged with felony riot, among other charges, after allegedly throwing a shield, which hit an officer, during an unlawful assembly outside the Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse and the Multnomah County Justice Center.

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  • Charges filed against person accused of launching a firework mortar at police during riot
    September 8, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 31-year-old Randal Marcus McCorkle is being charged with felony riot, among other charges, after allegedly launching a firework mortar toward police during an unlawful demonstration earlier this summer.

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  • Person charged with riot after allegedly throwing glass bottle at PPB during unlawful assembly
    September 8, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 35-year-old Jawad Fakhuri is being charged with felony riot, among other charges, for allegedly throwing a glass bottle toward police during an unlawful assembly and riot.

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  • Suspect charged with felony riot found in possession of destructive device
    September 8, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 36-year-old Adam Layee is being charged with felony riot, among other charges, after allegedly being found in possession of a destructive device during an unlawful assembly and riot.

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  • Update on August 29, 2020 homicide of Aaron “Jay” Danielson
    September 4, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is providing an update regarding the homicide of Aaron “Jay” Danielson and is also providing court documents pertaining to Michael Forest Reinoehl, the suspect in that homicide.

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  • Bryan Kelley charged for shining a laser into PPB sergeant’s eye during protest
    September 4, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 36-year-old Bryan M. Kelley is being charged with felony assault after he allegedly used a high-powered laser as a weapon to shine its beam into the eyes of a sergeant assigned to the Portland Police Bureau during a mass demonstration outside city hall.

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  • Kceon Colbert charged with murdering Shai’India Harris
    September 2, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of an indictment against 19-year-old Kceon Colbert for allegedly causing the death of Shai'India Harris.

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  • Man convicted of rape, assault receives a 118 month prison sentence
    September 2, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 36-year-old Michael Frank Moody received a 118 month prison sentence for physically assaulting a homeless woman using a baseball bat and then raping her.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt’s prepared remarks – August 30, 2020
    August 30, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt joined Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell at a press conference to address the homicide that occurred in downtown on August 29, 2020.

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  • Man accused of committing a racially motivated assault  
    August 27, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 28-year-old Ian Quin Jackson is accused of committing a racially motivated assault.

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  • Protestor charged with starting fire outside PPB North Precinct pleads guilty
    August 27, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the resolution of the first felony protest-related case initiated since the death of George Floyd.

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  • Suspect in double shooting that killed 1, critically injured another appears in court
    August 25, 2020

    August 25, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District...

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  • Information on State v. Marquise Love (C# 20CR46273)
    August 24, 2020

    Today, a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge authorized a request made by the defense attorneys representing Marquise Love to set over his first court appearance and arraignment until September 2, 2020. The state took no position on the request.

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