Mental Health Association of Portland volunteer Jason Renaud’s appearance on The Five Quadrants of Portland with Jenn Chavez on XRAY.FM speaks about current events and the recent MHAP article in Street Roots Death by cop: Who’s at risk?, and their list of over 300 persons harmed by police in the Portland area since 1970.
Renaud also comments on the recent Portland police shootings of Christopher Healy and Michael Harrison. Both men were in mental health crisis.
Review the complete list of Metro PDX Critical Incidents — 1969-2015
Of 171 people killed by police, the public record identified:
20 as African American (11.7%)
32 as persons of color (18.7%)
110 as having a mental illness or being in mental health crisis: (64.3%)
Of 129 people injured by police, or shot at but not hit:
21 are identified as African American (16.3%)
30 are identified as persons of color (23.3%)
54 as having a mental illness or being in mental health crisis: (41.9%)