July 28, 2022
Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director
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 of force by Portland Police Bureau Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney and Officer Reynaldo Guevara that resulted in the death of Joel Michael Arevalo, 30, was not criminal under Oregon law.
Previously released information regarding this incident can be found by clicking here.
Pursuant to ORS 132.270, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will file a motion and request that the court authorizes the release of a grand jury transcript for public review. If the Court grants the motion, the MCDA will post the transcript on its public website.