Multnomah County
District Attorney

1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
Portland, OR 97204
503-988-3162

Multnomah County District Attorney

 
1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
| Portland, OR 97204
| 503-988-3162
 

UPDATE: Brianna Workman Found Guilty Except for Insanity, Sentenced to PSRB for 10 Years

January 31, 2024

Today Brianna Lace Workman, 33, was found to be guilty except for insanity on all five previously indicted charges for the December 2022 incident where she pushed a child onto the MAX train tracks at the Gateway Transit Center. Those charges are: one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, one count of Assault in the Third Degree, one count of Interfering with Public Transportation, one count of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and one count of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.  

As a result, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Nan Waller ordered Workman to be placed under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) for care, custody, and treatment for a maximum of 10 years. She will be transported to the custody of the Oregon State Hospital under the jurisdiction of the PSRB. 

Multnomah County Deputy District Attorneys Sean Hughey and Julian Samuels prosecuted this case. Prosecutors thank the MCSO Transit Deputies who worked on this case. They also recognize the victim and her family in this case, who were present at today’s sentencing, and look forward to their continued healing.  

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*Original Message 12/29/2022*

DA Mike Schmidt announces Brianna Workman, 32, arraigned for pushing child onto MAX train tracks 

PORTLAND, Oregon – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Brianna Lace Workman, 32, was arraigned on Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Interfering with Public Transportation, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. 

The charges stem from an incident on the evening of Wednesday, December 28, at the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Northeast Portland. A mother and child were waiting for a MAX train when Workman allegedly shoved the child, aged three, off of the platform and onto the MAX train tracks without provocation. The child landed face-first onto the metal rail and rocks before being quickly rescued from the train tracks. The child reported a severe headache and had a small red mark on their forehead after the incident. The incident was captured on TriMet video surveillance. 

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges, including an offense for which Oregon law permits pretrial detention, and is requesting that Workman remain in custody and be held without bail. 

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Workman is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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