Portland D.A. won't prosecute rioters for a list of offenses, including rioting

“The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will presumptively decline to prosecute a case where the most serious offense is a city ordinance violation or where the crime(s) do not involve deliberate property damage, theft or the use or threat of force against another person,” Schmidt explained.


The statement included a list of offenses from protesters that the office would decline to prosecute. The offenses that will be ignored included the following, according to KGW-TV:

Interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer
Disorderly conduct in the second degree
Criminal trespass in the first and second degree
Escape in the third degree
Riot (unless accompanied by a charge outside of this list)

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