- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Civil Commitment
- Date Filed: 07-02-2014
- Case #: A150322
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Ortega, P.J. for the Court,; DeVore, J.; and Garrett, J.
- Full Text Opinion
Appellant challenged a judgment of involuntary civil commitment, arguing that the State did not meet its burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that, because of his mental illness, he was a danger to himself or others. The record lacked clear and convincing evidence that appellant was a danger to himself or others. Appellant did not have a history of violent acts in his past. Appellant had one incident of fighting with another mental health client; however, this was an isolated act of violence that was not sufficient to establish appellant as an ongoing danger to others. Reversed.