Civ. A. No. 71-C-602.

349 F.Supp. 1078 (1972)

Alberta LESSARD et al., Plaintiffs, v. Wilbur SCHMIDT et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, E. D. Wisconsin.

October 18, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert H. Blondis and Thomas E. Dixon, Jr., Milwaukee Legal Services, Milwaukee, Wis., for plaintiffs.

Ward L. Johnson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Madison, Wis., for defendants Schmidt and Ganser.

George E. Rice, Deputy Corporation Counsel, Milwaukee, Wis., for defendants Currier, Pyle, Kennedy, and Seraphim.

Roger Walsh, Asst. City Atty. for West Allis, West Allis, Wis., for defendants Mejchar and Schneider.

Before SPRECHER, Circuit Judge, REYNOLDS, Chief District Judge and GORDON, District Judge.

SPRECHER, Circuit Judge.

Alberta Lessard was picked up by two police officers in front of her residence in West Allis, Wisconsin, and taken to the Mental Health Center North Division, Milwaukee, on October 29, 1971. At the Center, the police officers, defendants James D. Mejchar and Jack Schneider, filled out a form entitled "Emergency Detention for Mental Observation," following which Miss Lessard was detained on an emergency basis. On November 1, 1971, the same...


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