D.A. Creates Special Mental Health Prosecutor

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A dedicated mental health prosecutor is now a full-time part of the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.As the findings of last month's scathing report by the Department of Justice about the Portland Police Bureau's unconstitutional treatment of the mentally ill ripple outward, the district attorney's office decided to assign Laura Maurer as Mental Health Deputy D.A., says Rod Underhill, Chief ...   More
 
Friday, October 19, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Underhill Nabs Endorsement, Big Check in DA's Race

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Multnomah County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rod Underhill got the endorsement of the Multnomah County Prosecutors Association this week (not a huge surprise since most the group reports to him). Perhaps more usefully, the group also gave Underhill a $25,000 check. That check brought Underhill, who is current District Attorney Mike Schrunk's hand-picked successor, up to $111,000 raised so far. ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Rod Underhill Forms Committee to Run for Multnomah County District Attorney

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A second candidate has officially indicated his interest in replacing Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk.Rod Underhill, a chief deputy district attorney in Schrunk's office, registered a candidate committee on Tuesday with the Oregon Secretary of State's office to run for district attorney.Underhill's campaign has more than $13,000 in the bank and lists some influential donors, including ...   More
 
Thursday, August 4, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Rod Underhill on MultCo DA Job: "I Would Very Seriously Look at It"

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As reported in this week's Murmurs column, word in political circles is that longtime Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk (pictured left) is considering stepping down after 30 years on the job.Sean Riddell, a former deputy for Schrunk who now heads the criminal division at the Oregon Department of Justice, is already gunning to take over the DA's office.But the lawyer often viewed as the ...   More
 
Thursday, February 3, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Sean Riddell on MultCo DA Position: "I very much want that job"

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In today's Murmurs column, we reported Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk is rumored to be considering whether to step down before his four-year term expires in 2012.Insiders mentioned two candidates actively seeking to replace Schrunk, if and when he retires. Rod Underhill did not immediately return a phone call for comment. As a chief deputy in Schrunk's office, Underhill has long been ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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