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Juillerat v. Mudd

Army veteran suffering from PTSD tells VA therapist he thought about shooting Louisville, Ky. police officer (who cited him for minor traffic violation) but that he did not intend to do it. A VA staff member informs the police (without the therapist’s say-so). The officer gets the veteran charged with making terroristic threats, neglects to mention therapist’s belief that veteran was not a risk. The veteran spends 10 days in jail before charges dismissed. Sixth Circuit: The officer had a warrant, so the veteran can’t sue for false arrest (though he might have been more successful had he raised different claims).


Tags: 2018, False Arrest, Police, Sixth Circuit

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