Patriot Prayer suit against Multnomah DA moves forward

Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson and Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt

Lawyers accusing Multnomah County's district attorney of engaging in "selective, bad faith" prosecution of a well-known conservative have pushed a lawsuit forward in federal court.

Judge Karin J. Immergut ordered District Attorney Mike Schmidt to hand over documents, drafts, emails and memos regarding the DA's nonprosecution policy for protest-related crimes — including any documents related to the charge filed against Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.