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Sullivan v. Bornemann.

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Sullivan v. Bornemann, 384 F.3d 372 (7th Cir. 2004). An arrestee ARRESTEE, law of Scotland. He in whose hands a debt, or property in his possession, has been arrested by a regular arrestment. If, in contempt of the arrestment, he shall make payment of the sum, or deliver the goods arrested to the common debtor, he is not only liable criminally for  brought an action against police officers and hospital staff. He had been arrested for disorderly conduct but jail staff refused to admit him to confinement without medical clearance because of his high breathalyzer breathalyzer Public health A device used to detect alcohol on a suspected drunk driver's breath; see DWI  test result. The arresting officers took him to the emergency room of a local hospital where he failed to voluntarily produce a urine sample. The emergency room doctor ordered a catheterization catheterization

Threading of a flexible tube (catheter) through a channel in the body to inject drugs or a contrast medium, measure and record flow and pressures, inspect structures, take samples, diagnose disorders, or clear blockages.
, and the officers restrained the arrestee during the brief procedure. The district court entered judgment for the defendants and the arrestee appealed. The appeals court affirmed. The appeals court held that the officers' acquiescence in the hospital nurse's request to help her restrain the arrestee during the catheterization process did not violate the arrestee's Fourth Amendment rights. The court found that the State's substantial interest in assuring the medical stability of the pretrial pre·tri·al  
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.

1. Of or relating to a pretrial.

 detainee de·tain·ee  
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

Noun 1. detainee - some held in custody
political detainee
 outweighed the arrestee's due process right to refuse unwanted medical treatment. (Shawano County Jail, Wisconsin)
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Title Annotation:health screening petition
Publication:Corrections Caselaw Quarterly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3WI
Date:Nov 1, 2004
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