Saturday, April 9, 2016

PTSD Veteran Sues After Being Arrested for Telling Therapist His Thoughts?

A veteran trying to get help for PTSD, walks into a therapist's office and talks about what he has thought of doing. He ends up in jail for 10 days. It isn't a joke.
"On April 5, 2015, Juillerat was arrested by Louisville police and held in jail for 10 days. His charge of Terroristic Threatening was dismissed on May 7, 2015."


Veteran Says Counselor Got Him Arrested
Courthouse News
By Joe Harris
April 7, 2016

On March 31, 2015, Sweeney wrote in Juillerat's file that, "Patient never said anything about killing the officer or anybody else," that "He (Plaintiff) said he 'thought about shooting' the cop," and that "(Patient) went on to say he had no intentions of doing this."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CN) - A veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder was without cause arrested and jailed for making a terroristic threat after he told a counselor in confidence that he thought about shooting a police officer who pulled him over, the vet claims in court.

Maki Juillerat, who served 17 years in the U.S. Army, sued the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department, the Louisville Metropolitan/Jefferson County Government, Mayor Greg Fischer, Police Chief Steve Conrad, Police Officer Greg Mudd, and Veterans Administration employees Sonny Hatfield and Jaime Watts in Jefferson Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Juillerat says he sought counseling through the V.A. to help with his PTSD.

During a session on March 20, 2015, Juillerat told his counselor, Dr. Mary Sweeny, that he had thoughts about shooting Mudd after Mudd had pulled him over for a traffic stop. Juillerat claims he told Sweeny that he had no plan to carry out the shooting and promised that he would call emergency personnel is his thoughts progressed towards action.
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