DA Mike Schmidt announces arraignment of Dwayne Simpson for hitting a woman with a rock

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office asked the court to hold the defendant in custody without bail until trial. Today, the court ruled that the defendant was charged with a crime eligible for detention, and deferred any further ruling until a full hearing on the matter can be scheduled. The defendant will remain in custody until further order of the court. 

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Grand jury returns not true bill in February 19, 2022 fatal shooting by an officer 

July 28, 2022 Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Grand jury returns not true bill in February 19, 2022 fatal shooting by an officer  PORTLAND, Oregon – Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence, a grand jury returned a not true bill and found the use […]

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DA Mike Schmidt announces Michael Ramirez, 22, found guilty of murder, other charges 

“Mr. Ramirez took two lives in two days. Mr. Pashkov was simply trying to keep himself and his neighbors safe. Mr. Gordon was simply having an argument. Neither warranted a death sentence. These killings were senseless, purposeless, and have had a ripple effect in the communities where they took place. I appreciate the thoughtful deliberation of the jury and believe justice was served,” stated Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Kate Molina.

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DA Mike Schmidt announces murder charge for Keffer White

July 14, 2022 Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director   DA Mike Schmidt announces murder charge for Keffer White PORTLAND, Oregon – Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Keffer James White, 29, was indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury for Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Murder in the First Degree, and […]

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DA Mike Schmidt announces arraignment of Keffer White, 29, for attempted murder, assault

June 27, 2022 Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director   DA Mike Schmidt announces arraignment of Keffer White, 29, for attempted murder, assault  PORTLAND, Oregon – Today Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Keffer James White, 29, was arraigned on four counts including two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, one count […]

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DA Mike Schmidt announces new funding for community-focused attorneys

“This approach is a nationally recognized model. Community prosecutors get to know neighborhood residents. They attend community meetings, give presentations at schools and civic group meetings, encourage involvement and—most importantly—listen to what the community needs and then work collaboratively to find solutions.” Congressman Earl Blumenauer, representing Oregon’s 3rd congressional district stated. 

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