Q: Can the LS Police Dept. override an affidavit signed and notorized for commitment for mental health treatment
My son tried to commit suicide in Pleasant Hill. The police chief brought in an ambulance and wanted him sent to Truman East. He was sent to LS Hospital. I signed an affidavit saying he was a danger to me and himself. It was notarized. When I left hospital at 9:00 they were waiting to hear from Research about a bed. After I left he was taken to the LS Correction Facility. When I went to the police department the next day, they said they knew nothing about the affidavit I signed and had notarized. I asked if they were waiting on a bed. They said they made the decision they could observe him a safe manner. I asked if there were therapists etc for him to talk to and they said no. Do I have no rights. They took him to LS for outstanding traffic warrants. He is a 32 year depressed male with a possible drug addiction and needs immediate help. What should I do.
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