Controversial Portland officer runs for sheriff

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland police officer who was collecting stress-related disability benefits on and off for more than three years was found fit for duty this month as he runs for sheriff in Wheeler County.

Christopher Humphreys was medically laid off in November 2010, because of the length of time he was off work following the death of a man in custody in 2006 and the shooting of a 12-year-old girl with a beanbag gun in 2009.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/LWPHAc ) Portland's public safety fund determined, as of April 7, Humphreys is now able to perform the required duties of his job.

Humphreys says he used the time off for counseling and is now feeling good. He says he's eager to serve in Wheeler County where he previously worked as a deputy.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com