• Class action lawsuit filed against DHS over violations of '48 hour law'

    20 hours ago - By Bésame

    A class action lawsuit accuses the Minnesota Department of Human Services of violating the constitutional rights of dozens of people who spent weeks and months in county jails instead of getting mental health treatment in state hospitals.
    O'Shea Chairse, the one named party in the complaint, spent 49 days in the Hennepin County Jail last year after a judge found him incompetent to stand trial in his criminal case and ordered him to treatment at a state run facility.
    Minnesota law gives DHS 48 hours to move someone out of jail after a civil commitment.
    Instead, lawyers say Chairse remained...
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