Recent data shows that The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes 72% of robberies referred by police. Property crime prosecution rates have been largely consistent since 2019, with a downtick in some areas at the start of the pandemic followed by a quick recovery to pre-pandemic rates by the end of 2020.
Subsequent data sets will be released Friday of each week and include cases impacted by the crisis from the five previous business days.
The victim, 17 at the time, was driving the vehicle.
“Belsher is emblematic of the type of offender that our community will absolutely not tolerate. His crimes affected his victim’s ability to get work, take their children to school, and feel safe. He thought he would get away with it. Let today’s outcome be a message to those who might make the same mistake.” Deputy District Attorney Victor Mercado Negro stated.
“Kimberlin’s extremist political views fueled him to commit crimes. Those crimes landed him with a bill to pay back the very institutions his ideology decries. There is a bright line between freedom of speech and criminal intent. Kimberlin’s actions were on the wrong side of that line, and now he’ll face the consequences. Justice was served today,” Stated office spokesperson, Elisabeth Shepard.
November 21, 2022 Elisabeth.Shepard@nullmcda.us Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director DA Mike Schmidt announces 50-month sentence for Leroy Parsons, 55, for repeat car theft PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Leroy Alfred Parsons plead guilty to three counts of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Theft […]
This sends a message to crime victims in our community that justice is unavailable and their harm will go unaddressed. It also sends a message to individuals who have committed a crime that there is no accountability while burning through scarce police and prosecutor resources.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office issued nearly 200 protest-related cases between 2020 and 2022 for criminal prosecution. Each case is in various stages of the prosecutorial process, including pending trial, plea agreement, sentenced to prison or probation, or in warrant status. Visit MCDA’s press release page for both real-time information on protest cases and other cases of public interest and as an archive of past cases.
Burglary prosecution rate: 84%
Robbery prosecution rate: 72%
Motor vehicle theft prosecution rate: 77%
Theft in the first-degree prosecution rate: 65%
Criminal mischief* prosecution rate: 73%
*Criminal charge associated with graffiti.
“The facts of this case are terrifying. To sneak up on a person from behind with a blow torch and threaten them is absolutely unacceptable. I am satisfied that the prison sentence attached to this plea will serve the interests of justice in this case,” stated Deputy District Attorney Christopher Shull.