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March 27, 2024 25 mins
When Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt was voted into office back in 2020, he won in a landslide. He campaigned on a progressive platform, including calling for police accountability and support for Measure 110. But now, running for reelection, he has walked back his advocacy for key parts of drug decriminalization. So today on City Cast Portland, DA Mike Schmidt is joining us for an honest conversation on what got him to change his mind on Measure 110 and the extent of his office’s responsibility for addressing crime in our county.  Mentioned on Today’s Episode: Top Prosecutor Files Complaint Against DA Mike Schmidt, Alleging Favoritism, Discrimination [Oregonian]  Grand Jury Indicts Man Accused of Stabbing 2 Teens in MAX Train Bias Crime [KOIN]  Portland Hate Crime Assailant Who Stomped on Stranger’s Face Gets Less Prison Time in Deal With DA [Oregonian] District Attorney Mike Schmidt on Dealing With Record Crime [City Cast Portland]  Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here.  Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448. Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram.  Looking to advertise on City Cast Portland? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at City Cast is seeking a Director of Finance to develop our financial operations, lead finance strategy, and oversee finance and accounting. Get all the details here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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