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Statement from Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement:. “Management and staffing of the Rapid Response Team falls within the purview of the leadership of the Portland Police Bureau. I have confidence that the Bureau will continue their mission to maintain public safety. In the meantime, my office will continue to focus on the fair and just prosecution of criminal matters. We cannot expect the community to trust law enforcement if we hold ourselves to a lower standard.”
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Lehigh Valley Flashback June 16: In 1972, Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski belt homers at Allentown’s Bicentennial Park

A look back at Lehigh Valley sports stories over the years from June 16. 2007: Liberty quarterback Dan Persa throws for two touchdowns and runs for another to earn MVP honors and lead Pennsylvania to a 28-10 win over Ohio in the 50th Big 33 All-Star football classic at Hershey. Persa completes 6-of-8 passes for 78 yards and also runs for 65 yards on 11 carries to walk off the HersheyPark Stadium field a winner for the first time in three career games. His Liberty teams lost the state finals in the stadium in 2005 and 2006.
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Statement from Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement:. “Management and staffing of the Rapid Response Team falls within the purview of the leadership of the Portland Police Bureau. I have confidence that the Bureau will continue their mission to maintain public safety. In the meantime, my office will continue to focus on the fair and just prosecution of criminal matters. We cannot expect the community to trust law enforcement if we hold ourselves to a lower standard.”
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A video message from District Attorney Mike Schmidt on the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder

(PORTLAND, Ore.) – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement. One year ago, we witnessed an unconscionable act of police violence. The murder of George Floyd compelled a worldwide reckoning over race and social injustice. It conclusively demonstrated something that our diverse communities have long understood but our white communities often manage to ignore: That Black people, in particular Black men, are disproportionately the victims of police brutality, and that brutality really is the right word for the incredibly excessive use of physical force that is sometimes applied by law enforcement against Black bodies.
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Letter to the Editor | Safety first | By Mike Schmidt

May 17, 2021 – Washington Co., WI – Watched our County Board Meeting 5-12-2021 and the discussion on Highway W extension. About a dozen citizens attended and put pressure on our county board to kill the W safety project. To appease the citizens they now created safety issues that will...
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District Attorney Mike Schmidt appoints outside co-lead prosecutor

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the appointment of Samuel Kauffman, a private practice attorney, to serve as a co-lead prosecutor to review the death investigation of Israel Berry, who died after a Gresham Police officer shot him on May 31, 2020. Attorney Kauffman will...
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Multnomah County DA Mike Schmidt and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announce partnership to investigate the death of Robert Douglas Delgado

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a partnership between both offices to investigate the death of Robert Douglas Delgado. Both District Attorney Schmidt and Attorney General Rosenblum recognize the importance of always maintaining actual and perceived prosecutorial legitimacy and...
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District Attorney Mike Schmidt releases statement on Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt released the following statement following the verdict in State of Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin. “The significance of this verdict cannot be overstated. This trial was vastly more than just a police officer on trial for the murder of a man. It was about humanity and sanctity of Black life. It proved excessive force is a weapon. Although this verdict delivered justice in one case, it will not, by itself, transform the criminal justice system that took the life of George Floyd. We must resist the urge to turn to other matters – this struggle is not over. The verdict will not, by itself, protect the next George Floyd. Now, we must take what we know—what we’ve learned from this trial—and find the strength to bring about transformative change in institutions across our country, and to heal and reestablish trust. This moment must serve to remind us of the tremendous gulf between where we are and where we truly must be.”
Portland, ORstreetroots.org

Mike Schmidt | Derek Chauvin is on trial, but ‘this journey toward equity hasn’t ended’

Like many of us throughout Oregon and the nation, I’m having a hard time both watching and not watching the trial of Officer Derek Chauvin. As a prosecutor, I can’t help but be drawn to it, arguably the most prominent prosecution of a law enforcement officer since the trial of the officers who assaulted Rodney King in 1991. At the same time, it’s hard not to close my eyes against the enormity of the tragedy involved.
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District Attorney Mike Schmidt Testifies Against Minimum Sentences

“We’ve learned that much of what we believed was true nearly three decades ago was not only untrue but actively harmful.”. Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt testified March 23 in support of Senate Bill 401, which would do away with mandatory minimum sentences for felonies other than murder and allow courts to impose lesser sentences.