- Court: Oregon Court of Appeals
- Area(s) of Law: Civil Commitment
- Date Filed: 07-03-2014
- Case #: A150322
- Judge(s)/Court Below: Ortega, P.J. for the Court; DeVore, J.; & Garrett, J.
- Full Text Opinion
E.D. suffers from schizoaffective disorder for which he voluntarily takes antipsychotic medication. After getting in a fight and making threats, E.D. was summoned to a civil commitment hearing at which point he was committed. E.D. appealed this judgment of involuntary civil commitment, and does not challenge the conclusion that he has a mental disorder. E.D. argued the state did not present clear and convincing evidence that he is a danger to himself and others because of his disorder. The Court held a single violent act and vague threats are not sufficient to qualify as clear and convincing evidence. Reversed