Ky. police accused of shipping mentally ill man to Florida

CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) — A published report says the Kentucky Attorney General’s office is investigating a police department after a mentally ill jail inmate was shipped to Florida instead of to a mental hospital for an evaluation.

According to WFPL’s Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (http://bit.ly/1Fegkyq), the investigation stems from a request by Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh, who said in an April 30 letter that it appeared the Carrollton Police Department purchased a one-way bus ticket to Florida for inmate Adam Horine "in direct violation of two court orders."

The court ordered a psychiatric evaluation after Horine appeared on misdemeanor charges April 22, rambling and weeping, saying he suffered from mental illness.

Police declined to comment on the allegations. Meanwhile, Horine was brought back to Kentucky on May 18 and is receiving mental health treatment.

 

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