I-Team Update: Man files federal lawsuit, claims 'false imprison - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

I-Team Update: Man files federal lawsuit, claims 'false imprisonment' in guardianship

  • Related LinksMore>>

  • I-Team Investigation: Stuck in the System?

    I-Team Investigation: Stuck in the System?

    In most counties, a Public Administrator steps in to act as a guardian for someone who can't care for themselves and doesn't have family or friends willing to take that responsibility. And trusted legal
    Back in June, an illness led to a St. Francois County man becoming a ward of the state.  Now, his daughter is fighting to get him out of the system and says he simply wants to go home.
FARMINGTON, MO (KFVS) - 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.

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. 

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • What you need to know June 25

    What you need to know June 25

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-06-25 09:19:38 GMT
    It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)
    It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)It could be rainy this morning and through the week (Source: Pixabay)

    Good morning, it is Monday, June 25. First Alert Forecast Storms will continue Monday morning with more on the way during the overnight hours. 

    Good morning, it is Monday, June 25. First Alert Forecast Storms will continue Monday morning with more on the way during the overnight hours. 

  • What you need to know June 22

    What you need to know June 22

    Monday, June 25 2018 5:18 AM EDT2018-06-25 09:18:04 GMT
    The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. (Source: Pixabay)

    Good Friday morning, it is June 22. First Alert Forecast There will be a cooler start to the day with many of us waking up in the 60’s. 

    Good Friday morning, it is June 22. First Alert Forecast There will be a cooler start to the day with many of us waking up in the 60’s. 

  • First Alert: Storms expected overnight

    First Alert: Storms expected overnight

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-06-25 04:35:26 GMT
    Dark clouds in Mount Vernon, Ill. on Sunday. (Source: Viewer submitted/cNews)Dark clouds in Mount Vernon, Ill. on Sunday. (Source: Viewer submitted/cNews)

    Storms are likely to move through the Heartland overnight.

    Storms are likely to move through the Heartland overnight.

Powered by Frankly