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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

  • DA Schmidt Participates in Dr. MLK Jr. Shabbat Service
    January 16, 2021

    On January 15, 2021, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt attended the annual MLK Shabbat service at Congregation Beth Israel and was among several political, religious and civic leaders recognized by Rabbi Michael Cahana.

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  • Grand Jury Returns a Not True Bill in Murder Investigation
    January 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the Multnomah County Grand Jury returned a not true bill in the murder investigation involving 23-year-old Dario Papa-Vincente.

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  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt on Potential Violence
    January 15, 2021

    District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement about potential violence leading up to the presidential inauguration.

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  • Human Sex Trafficking Investigation Results in Indictment
    January 13, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrest of 63-year-old John Ivezic as part of an ongoing human sex trafficking investigation.

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  • David Arnold Cohron Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence for Child Sex Crimes
    January 11, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 59-year-old David Arnold Cohron received an 11 year prison sentence after being convicted of child sex crimes.

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  • DA’s Office to Continue Limited Operations After Sprinkler Head Ruptures at Courthouse
    January 10, 2021

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continues to work with numerous stakeholders after a sprinkler head ruptured at the Multnomah County Courthouse.

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  • Reward Still Offered to Solve the 2018 Murder of Cody Oller
    January 8, 2021

    Today, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau are asking the public for information to help solve the murder of Cody Oller.

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  • Three individuals arraigned on protest-related indictments
    January 5, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that three people currently under indictment for separate criminal conduct that allegedly occurred during riots in Portland have been arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Additionally, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office also initiated a criminal case today against a fourth individual by filing charges related to an incident that occurred in June of 2020.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s Inauguration Speech
    January 4, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt took the oath of office and provided brief remarks to our community.

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  • Individual charged with destroying church property during riot
    December 31, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted 23-year-old Jarrod DeFerrari for allegedly destroying property at three separate locations, including a church, on November 4, 2020 in downtown.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt Statement on Gun Violence in Multnomah County
    December 18, 2020

    District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement on the recent gun violence in Multnomah County.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt Statement on Ballot Measure 110
    December 17, 2020

    District Attorney Mike Schmidt on Thursday issued a statement on Ballot Measure 110, and announced the immediate implementation of reforms related to how Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) cases will be handled in Multnomah County.   

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  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt
    December 11, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a statement about the situation in the 4400-block of North Mississippi.

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  • Arson suspect accused of throwing destructive device at police officer indicted
    December 2, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the Multnomah County grand jury has returned an indictment against 21-year-old Cyan Bass for throwing a destructive device in an attempt to physically injure a police officer during a mass demonstration near the Multnomah County Justice Center during an unlawful assembly.

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  • DAs Schmidt and Hummel discuss ending systemic racism in the criminal justice system
    December 1, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel presented for the Multnomah Bar Association CLE seminar, “How Prosecutorial Policies and Discretion Can Aid in Ending Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System.”

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  • Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury Report for 2020 released  
    November 30, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the release of the 2020 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury Report.

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  • Suspect in 2008 aggravated murder arraigned, held in-custody
    November 30, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 33-year-old Cristobal Medrano-Alvarado who is accused of murdering Abel Delgado-Morales in November of 2008 is in local custody after being located by U.S. federal law enforcement and international law enforcement in Mexico. Medrano-Alvarado was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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  • Troutdale resident arrested, charged with sexual abusing 4 victims; law enforcement seeks information from public
    November 28, 2020

    Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and the Gresham Police Department are asking the public for assistance in determining whether there are additional victims of a man currently charged with sexually abusing four male victims.

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  • Noah Wilson sentenced to prison for attacking Portland Police officer
    November 27, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 43-year-old Noah Wilson received a 60 month prison sentence after being convicted of attacking an officer assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s Sex Offender Registration Detail.

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  • Protecting our Community from Counterfeit Merchandise
    November 27, 2020

    The holiday shopping season may look very different this year because of the global pandemic. As such, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind community members about counterfeit merchandise and the economic, legal and potential health and safety risks associated with these illegal products.

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  • Fourth suspect arrested in ongoing human sex trafficking investigation
    November 24, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced for the first time limited details on an ongoing human sex traffic investigation, involving a minor victim, which has resulted in two of the four suspects pleading guilty.

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  • Grand jury indicts Jared Walter for invasion of personal privacy
    November 24, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 33-year-old Jared Walter is charged with invasion of personal privacy after he allegedly took a photo or video of a person inside a Lloyd Center Mall restroom.

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  • Rethinking Pretrial Release and Bail Practices
    November 20, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt discussed pretrial release and bail practices during a public meeting hosted by the Oregon Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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  • Suspect charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi
    November 19, 2020

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 30-year-old Allen Coe is charged with the alleged murder of Matthew Choi.

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