Jan 292015
 January 29, 2015  Posted by  Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

John Wesley Hall points us to an appellate decision in the Seventh Circuit:

This minor’s § 1983 suit alleges a Fourth Amendment violation when she was taken to a hospital and subjected to a mental health examination based a report from a school friend that she had attempted to kill herself. The police officer who went to the home where she was staying and detained her until a county sheriff’s deputy arrived did not violate her constitutional rights because information that the minor was suicidal supported his decision to maintain custody for a short time.

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