February 25, 2021
SALEM, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel and Wasco County District Attorney Matt Ellis submitted joint testimony on House Bill 2002, which would convert mandatory minimum sentences for specific felonies other than murder to presumptive sentences.
A copy of the full joint testimony can be obtained by clicking here.
“We believe that judges are uniquely well positioned to impose a fair sentence, based on an official record made in open court and within a system where both sides get to make their case. The Oregon District Attorneys Association’s own polling suggests that a majority of Oregonians would like to see judges, not prosecutors, determine sentences for even our most violent offenders. As elected District Attorneys, we agree.”
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office