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.”