DA Mike Schmidt announces 20-year sentence for Mathew Campbell, 58, for child abuse

“I have nightmares where I don’t have a voice.  I try to scream and nothing comes out,” described one of the victims.  At age 13, she decided to report the abuse after watching YouTube videos of other survivors sharing their stories of childhood sexual abuse.  “I found strength listening to survivors talk about their experiences and hearing how things got better for them after they spoke out.”

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DA Mike Schmidt advances efforts to address gun violence with release of Firearms Data Dashboard, live today

“We emphatically support the MCDA’s effort to make gun crime data more accessible to the community. Clear, accessible data is one of the best tools we have to inform public policy around reducing gun violence and it allows us, as a community, to track our progress toward shared goals. Ending gun violence in Portland and surrounding communities will require a highly coordinated, whole of community effort. We appreciate and thank MCDA for their steadfast partnership.” Acting US Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug stated. 

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Grand Jury returns not true bill in June 24, 2021 fatal shooting by an officer

September 15 2021 Contact: Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Grand Jury returns not true bill in June 24, 2021 fatal shooting by an officer PORTLAND, Ore. – 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 regarding the use […]

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Statement from Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt on officer involved protest case memos

“We found no legal basis to pursue criminal charges under current law. In an effort to bring transparency to these conclusions, our office has produced and made publicly available two explanatory memos detailing the circumstances of these complaints and the legal framework within which our office has the authority to review such cases. I encourage members of the public to review the memos published with this statement. “

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DA Mike Schmidt announces guilty verdicts in 2017 murders and arson

Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike Schmidt announces guilty verdicts in 2017 murders and arson PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced guilty verdicts against Ryan Thomas Monaco for the murders of Jason Miller and Taher Alhaji in a 2017 arson. In the summer of 2017 police and fire responded […]

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DA Mike Schmidt announces career defense attorney Ernie Warren as head of Justice Integrity Unit

September 1 2021 Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike Schmidt announces career defense attorney Ernie Warren as head of Justice Integrity Unit PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Ernest “Ernie” Warren, defense attorney of over 30 years and founder of first Black-owned defense law firm in Oregon has […]

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DA Mike Schmidt announced 7-year sentence for traffic incident killing an 11-year-old boy

August 30 2021 Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us DA Mike Schmidt announced 7-year sentence for traffic incident killing an 11-year-old boy PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Garrett Bergquist received a 7-year sentence and three years parole for fatally striking a 11 year old boy while under the influence […]

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