HOT TOPIC – Material Witnesses

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Material Witness policy is reproduced below.  The policy is designed to ensure that the practice of requesting that the court issue a warrant is used sparingly and with great oversight.  Material witness warrants are relatively rare in Multnomah County. 3.55  Material Witness Warrant Policy ORS 136.608 – 136.614 authorize […]

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HOT TOPIC – Juvenile Ballot Measure 11 Cases

In June 2016, District Attorney Underhill implemented a new policy aimed to safely reduce the number of young people (ages 15 -17) prosecuted under Oregon’s Ballot Measure 11 mandatory sentencing scheme.  Results of the change in policy are very positive – with more work to be done concerning efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities […]

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