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

  • Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s Executive Committee Statement
    June 2, 2020

    The Executive Committee of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), an organization representing many of the nation’s prosecutors, including some of the largest offices in the country, expresses our condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd. Click "more" to read the full APA press release.

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  • DA’s Office meets to discuss death of George Floyd and racism in America
    May 29, 2020

    On Friday May 29, 2020, District Attorney Rod Underhill met with members of the office's Equity, Dignity and Opportunity Council (EDOC) to discuss what happened in Minneapolis and racism in America. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • “We Need to Know” campaign to encourage bias crime reporting
    May 18, 2020

    The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office released its “We Need to Know” campaign about bias crimes that occur during the coronavirus pandemic. The social media graphics have been translated into multiple languages. Click "more" to see the full release.

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  • DA Underhill participates in national COVID-19 summit
    May 7, 2020

    Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill joined prosecutors, medical experts, law enforcement, and scholars from across the country as part of the Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Summit: Prosecutors Respond to COVID-19. Click "more" to read the full story.

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  • District Attorney’s Office supports National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    April 21, 2020

    During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office continues to raise awareness about helping and supporting survivors of sexual assault. Click "more" to view the full story.

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  • Supporting Families During the COVID-19 pandemic
    April 18, 2020

    Supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office and the Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team. Click “more” for additional resources.

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  • 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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