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Involuntary Commitment – Sufficiency of Evidence

WI Court of Appeals – District II

Case Name: Waukesha v. E.A.B., Jr.,

Case No.: 2021AP986-FT

Officials: REILLY, J.

Focus: Involuntary Commitment – Sufficiency of Evidence

E.A.B., Jr. appeals from an order of the circuit court extending his involuntary commitment and also challenges the order for involuntary medication and treatment. He argues that Waukesha County (the County) failed to establish that he is dangerous pursuant to WIS. STAT. § 51.20(1)(a)2.b., (1)(am). We conclude that the evidence supports the circuit court’s conclusion that E.A.B. is mentally ill, a proper subject for treatment, and would be a proper subject for commitment if treatment were withdrawn. See § 51.20(1)(a), (am). We also agree that the evidence was sufficient to support the involuntary medication and treatment order. We affirm.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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