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Mental Health Detainee Can Sue Officers (access required)

A plaintiff with speech and physical difficulties from cerebellar ataxia, who alleged he was advised by a cable tele­vision technician to report to police his neighbors’ illegal splicing and theft of his cable service, can sue police for his in­voluntary six-day detention for a mental health evaluation; however, the 4th Cir­cuit upholds the district court’s ...

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