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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

  • Israel Mark Berry death investigation transcripts released
    December 3, 2021

    December 3, 2021 Today, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office published...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces grand jury indictment of private security guard who killed civilian
    December 2, 2021

    “My thoughts are with Freddy Nelson’s family in the wake of this tragedy. We will work to prevent anything like this from happening again,” stated DA Mike Schmidt. While this incident produced tragic results, it is not the only example, locally or nationally. 

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces grand jury indicts Davonte Arnez Donahue, 29, for murder 
    November 30, 2021

    While on the line with the Bureau of Emergency Communications Center, a man, misidentifying himself as “Jason” took over the call and claimed the female caller was on drugs and falsely asserted there was no gun in the residence. The same female yelled out the name “Davonte Donahue” before the 911 call abruptly ended.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces four new prosecutors to bolster gun violence casework
    November 15, 2021

    “A lot of things have to happen in a person’s life before they pick up a gun and decide to shoot another person. These cases are difficult and frequently overlap with domestic violence, addiction, and easy access to guns. The fight both upstream and downstream is critical,” said MCDA prosecutor Kate Molina, who brings 9 years of experience to the office. 

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  • DA Schmidt administration provides testimony on Ramos Ruling 
    November 15, 2021

    “The racially problematic history of Ramos is well established, and the inevitable tendency of a non-unanimous verdict-based system to silence dissent and shorten jury deliberation is itself justification enough to require urgent legislative action." Knott stated.

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  • Robert Delgado death investigation grand jury transcripts released
    November 12, 2021

    Upon return of a “not true bill” (see press release) in this matter by the grand jury, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion with the presiding court to create and release a transcript of the grand jury proceedings recorded pursuant to ORS 132.260(1).

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  • 2021 Multnomah County Corrections Grand Jury report released
    November 8, 2021

    November 8th 2021  Communications Director, Elisabeth Shepard Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us 2021 Multnomah...

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  • Michael Ray Townsend death investigation grand jury transcripts released
    November 4, 2021

    November 4th, 2021 Today, Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office published...

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces former “Mary’s Club” landlord pled guilty to bias crime, assault, unlawful use of a weapon 
    November 4, 2021

    “This plea agreement accomplishes everything my client wanted out of this case. His biggest concern was that Mr. Drennan acknowledges and takes responsibility for his abhorrent behavior; he never wished him ill-will or wanted him to go to prison, nor did he want to testify at a trial.” Stated Josh Lamborn, the victim’s private attorney.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces 99% of his staff are fully vaccinated 
    October 25, 2021

    “Every time there is a homicide in Multnomah County, our office is called to the scene and many times victims require an advocate present during the life of a case. When we interact with victims, the last thing we want is for them to worry whether or not they are at risk of contracting COVID-19. Our priority is to heal the harm.” Victim Advocate, Chanel Thomas said.

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  • DA Mike Schmidt announces guilty verdict for self-proclaimed “Patriot” Alan Swinney
    October 5, 2021

    In closing arguments, Senior Deputy District Attorney Vasquez cited that in Mr. Swinney's mind, he came to Portland to fight terrorists when in fact, “there was only one terrorist in Portland on those days, and it was Alan Swinney.” Mr. Swinney’s sentencing date has not yet been determined.

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