December 1st, 2009 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall, Cops and Courts

Mental Health Advocate Takes on Saltzman for City Council


In his second straight day in the news, prominent mental-health advocate Jason Renaud announced today he'll run against City Commissioner Dan Saltzman next year.

Renaud, a volunteer for the Mental Health Association of Portland, is a prominent critic of the police role in the in-custody death three years ago of James Chasse Jr.

Renaud (pictured above) also weighed in on Saltzman's decision yesterday to reverse himself and reinstate Officer Christopher Humphreys, who used a beanbag gun on a 12-year-old girl who was resisting arrest. (The race for Saltzman's seat also has two other candidates: Ed Garren and Spencer Burton.)

More on the political implications of Saltzman's decision on Humphreys in tomorrow's issue of WW.
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