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Saturday, April 25, 2009

[OR] When ex-deputy Claggett's mother bailed him out police put a "police officer hold" on him

...Claggett’s mother immediately posted the 10 percent ($20,000) bail. Claggett was released from jail on a police officer hold... “Police have the ability to place a hold on someone and take them to a hospital if they believe they are a danger to their self or others..."

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[OR] Former Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Claggett faces kidnapping, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon, and assault charges - ...A woman had run away from the home and called police from the nearby Haggen grocery store... She told police that she had been injured and that the suspect, Brandon Claggett, was suicidal...

CLAGGETT’S CHARGES REDUCED
DA calls it coercion, not kidnapping, and the former sheriff’s deputy is evaluated at a mental hospital
The Sandy Post
By Jim Hart
Apr 24, 2009
Former Clackamas County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Claggett, 38, was arraigned last week on four charges that were slightly different than those identified by arresting police. Claggett was arrested early Tuesday morning after law enforcement officers convinced him (by phone) to turn himself in. Claggett’s estranged wife had called 9-1-1 and, according to police, complained that Claggett had kept her at home against her will... After he turned himself in, Oregon City police charged Claggett with kidnapping, but Deputy District Attorney Mike Regan said the circumstances didn’t warrant that charge. Regan said the definition of kidnapping that the Oregon Supreme Court is accepting includes two scenarios: a victim is “transported from one place to another against their will or a victim is secretly confined in a location where they can’t be found.” Claggett was arraigned last week on charges of coercion, menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and assault. The bail, which initially was set at $280,000, was reduced to $200,000, and Claggett’s mother immediately posted the 10 percent ($20,000) bail. Claggett was released from jail on a police officer hold, which gives Claggett the opportunity to go, under police supervision, to a mental hospital to be evaluated. Results of that evaluation will not be made public, Regan said. “Police have the ability to place a hold on someone and take them to a hospital if they believe they are a danger to their self or others. Then they are evaluated under a civil commitment process for mental health incarceration — against their will.” The mental health evaluation stems from the fact Claggett seemed suicidal just before going to pick up his children. “The fact that we knew he was armed and had the kids and was suicidal made us pretty nervous about getting those kids to a safe place,” Lt. Jim Band of the Oregon City Police Department... [Full article here]

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