Friday, June 12, 2015

I-TEAM Update: MO Man Files Federal Lawsuit, Claims 'False Imprisonment' in Guardianship

KFVS12 News The St. Francois County man whose guardianship case I profiled in the fall of 2013 filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was falsely imprisoned and his civil rights were violated.

Richard Wann's case names numerous defendants, including St. Francois County, Public Administrator Kenneth Rohrer, and the attorneys and judge on his case along with the local hospital and nursing home he lived in for eight and a half months.

Richard Wann
According to court documents, Wann was admitted to the hospital for a colonoscopy but instead of being released to return home, he was "admitted to the geriatric ward based on a false assessment of his mental state."

"Thus began the nightmare of involuntary imprisonment," Wann's attorney Stephen Banton alleged.

Wann is seeking a jury trial and any damages the court deems appropriate.

Banton filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on June 8, 2015.

I-Team Update: Man Files Federal Lawsuit, Claims False Imprisonment in Guardianship

See Also:
I-Team Investigation: Stuck in the System
I-Team Investigation Stuck in the System, Part Two


StandUp said...

Outrageous! We're rooting for you, Mr. Wann!

Finny said...

I'm so glad he is free. And I hope he get them right where it hurts most - in the pocketbook!

Mike said...

You nailed it Finny. If they have to pay, they'll think twice!

Anonymous said...

False imprisonment is just the tip of the iceberg.

Anonymous said...

My friends family member has been shoved into a place against their will. The guardian: Kenneth Rohrer. Their home and car was sold off by Rohrer and they never saw a dime. Just the tip of tge iceberg. The family has hired a private investigator. I pray it goes well for them!!!