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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 Mike Schmidt announces indictment in cannabis shop robbery, murder investigation
    May 7, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted Daniel Mugisha for the alleged murder of Michael Arthur.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt appoints outside co-lead prosecutor
    May 5, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the appointment of Samuel Kauffman, a private practice attorney, to serve as a co-lead prosecutor to review the death investigation of Israel Berry, who died after a Gresham Police officer shot him on May 31, 2020.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files charges after May Day civil unrest in Portland, Oregon
    May 3, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt charged three people connected to the civil unrest that occurred on May Day.

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  • Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announce partnership to investigate the death of Robert Douglas Delgado
    April 29, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a partnership between both offices to investigate the death of Robert Douglas Delgado.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt calls for community assistance after 7 people shot in Gresham, Oregon 
    April 27, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement following the shooting of at least seven people in Gresham.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt provides community update on three recent arrests
    April 26, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that three people are being charged following recent instances of civil unrest.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces murder suspect charged in second alleged homicide
    April 23, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that a grand jury indicted Quentin Blackmon for the alleged murder of Thomas Hammond.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt releases video statement, community update on recent riot charges
    April 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released a video statement and community update on the riot charges filed that are associated with recent property damage.

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  • Multnomah County proclaims this week as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week”
    April 22, 2021

    Today, the Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the week of April 18 through April 24, 2021 as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week” in Multnomah County.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files charges following April 20, 2021 downtown unlawful assembly
    April 21, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal charges against Kenneth Harold and Randy Gray for alleged criminal conduct that occurred during an unlawful assembly on Tuesday April 20, 2021 in downtown.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt charges two people after windows smashed during direct action event
    April 20, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal mischief and felony riot charges against Emily Keppler and Emma Lightstone for allegedly breaking out windows during a planned direct action event that targeted a North Portland neighborhood.

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  • District Attorney Mike Schmidt releases statement on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
    April 20, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement following the verdict in State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt provides update on April 16, 2021 riot in downtown Portland
    April 19, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal charges against two individuals arrested in connection to the downtown riot on April 16, 2021 that resulted in more than $20,000 in damages.

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  • Statement from District Attorney Mike Schmidt on deadly police shooting, riot in downtown Portland
    April 17, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement regarding the April 16, 2021 police involved shooting that resulted in a fatality and the criminal riot that occurred Friday night in downtown Portland.

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  • Multnomah County declares April 2021 as Child Abuse Prevention Month
    April 15, 2021

    Today, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and CARES Northwest appeared before the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to celebrate the proclamation of April 2021 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces attempted murder suspect charged
    April 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Abukar Sharif Sheikh is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon following a shooting that occurred in April 2020.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files charges associated with violent direct-action event
    April 14, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Alma Raven-Guido is charged with arson in the second degree, criminal mischief in the first degree and felony riot for allegedly causing at least $25,000 in damages to a building in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of Portland.

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  • Area law enforcement agencies announce gun violence collaboration
    April 13, 2021

    Today, April 13, 2021, in response to a persistent and concerning rise in local gun violence, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Acting U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug join area law enforcement partners to announce a new initiative to coordinate and focus local and federal law enforcement resources on investigating and prosecuting gun crimes in Multnomah County.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files murder charge following weekend homicide in downtown
    April 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Anthony Maurice Millner Jr. is being charged with one count of murder in the second degree for allegedly causing the death of Edward Thomas Grant.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on historic legislative package of policing bills
    April 6, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee of the Oregon Legislature voted out of committee a historic package of policing bills that take a tremendous step in reimagining policing in Oregon. 

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  • Malik Muhammed charged with attempted murder of police officers during riots
    April 5, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury has indicted Malik Muhammed, of Indiana, on allegations that Muhammed attempted to murder two police officers during separate riots in Portland by using explosive devices.

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  • Bias crime case ends with restorative justice agreement
    April 2, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Daniel Hutchens pleaded guilty to committing a bias crime against an Asian American and that as part of the sentencing, Hutchens agreed to participate in restorative justice with the Oregon Chinese Coalition.

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  • Catalytic converter thief receives 366-day prison sentence  
    March 31, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Dereck Conant received a 366-day prison sentence for stealing a catalytic converter.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces support of HB 3265
    March 25, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt proudly announced his support for House Bill 3265, which removes barriers to justice and maintains Oregon’s courts as welcoming and available for all. 

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  • DA Mike Schmidt testifies in support of Senate Bill 401
    March 23, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of Oregon Senate Bill 401, which would convert mandatory minimum sentences for specified felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences.

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  • Suspect identified in alleged intentional vehicular homicide
    March 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt filed criminal charges against 29-year-old Roy Bennett Jr. for the alleged murder a 57-year-old individual.

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  • Suspect in Gresham homicide charged with murder, abuse of a corpse
    March 22, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 43-year-old Lewis Phillips is charged with the alleged murder of 58-year-old Mark Whitaker.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces charges in grocery store homicide investigation
    March 19, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the filing of criminal charges against 38-year-old Blake Daniels who is accused of murdering 60-year-old Jay Underwood.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt, Portland Police seek information on sex crimes investigation
    March 18, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the arrest of 34-year-old John Damron III as part of a complex and ongoing criminal investigation being handled by the Portland Police Bureau’s Enhanced Community Safety Team.

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  • Grand jury indicts 2018 homicide suspect
    March 18, 2021

    March 18, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on attacks against Asian Americans
    March 17, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement after eight people, including six Asian women, were shot and killed at three spas in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt testifies in support of SB 803 to reduce catalytic converter thefts
    March 16, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified in support of Oregon Senate Bill 803 which aims to stop the skyrocketing theft of catalytic converters.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on March 12, 2021 events in the Pearl District
    March 15, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement regarding events that occurred in the Pearl District during the evening hours of Friday March 12, 2021

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  • DA Mike Schmidt files attempted murder charge; police recover 5 AR-15 rifles
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 32-year-old Cole Miller is charged with the attempted murder and assault of a person that happened last month in the Hazelwood neighborhood. As part of this investigation, law enforcement recovered multiple firearms, including five AR-15 rifles and a ghost gun.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt charges person accused of destroying property during protest
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 22-year-old Darby Howard is charged with destroying property inside the Wells Fargo Center during a protest in which individuals associated with the group accessed the bank’s lobby.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt statement on potential criminal activity
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt reiterated the following statement about potential criminal activity being planned in parts of Portland including downtown and the Pearl District.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces recent indictments in riot cases
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the recent filing of two indictments connected to prior riots that occurred in the City of Portland.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 216-month prison sentence in 2019 homicide
    March 12, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 19-year-old Jacob Cadle received a 216-month prison sentence for causing the death of 23-year-old Joshua Cermack.

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  • Christopher Lovrien charged with two homicides, other murder victims suspected
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury indicted 53-year-old Christopher Lovrien with the homicides of Mark Dribin and Kenneth Griffin.

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  • Sherwood High School teacher pleads guilty to invasion of privacy
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 60-year-old Brian Trostel must register as a sex offender and surrender his teacher’s license after being convicted of sex crimes involving a child.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 35-count indictment linked to human sex trafficking
    March 10, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that the grand jury returned a 35-count indictment linked to human sex trafficking against 32-year-old Johnel Johnson.

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  • Multnomah County DA files charges in ‘pipe bomb’ investigation
    March 9, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that 24-year-old Jake Swingle is charged with numerous felonies for allegedly placing a pipe bomb in the rear of an occupied recreational vehicle (RV).

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  • Multnomah County DA’s Office seeks assistance identifying possible victim or witness
    March 9, 2021

    Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt is asking the public for immediate assistance in identifying a possible victim or witness.

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