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By Savannah Eadens | OregonLive | May 1, 2023

Nearly $800,000 from the city and Multnomah County will go to hire two special teams of prosecutors and investigators to build cases against people accused of chronic retail theft and car heists plaguing Portland, District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Monday.


Government and law enforcement leaders from across the metro area joined Schmidt to declare a united front against the high level of property crime that has pushed Portland into the national spotlight, frustrated merchants and left hundreds of residents wondering if they’ll ever see their missing cars again.

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