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Can authorities be held in contempt for suicide?

Updated: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 08:53 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that will determine whether the Kent County sheriff's department can be held in contempt for failing to prevent a suicide.
   
Stephen Bradley fatally shot himself in 2004, despite a court order days earlier that directed deputies to pick him up before he harmed himself or others. The sheriff's department didn't follow the order.
   
Bradley's sister, Nancy Mick, filed a petition in Probate Court seeking compensation and requesting that the sheriff's department be held in contempt.
   
The sheriff's department says it's immune under Michigan law and can't be pursued with a contempt petition. A Kent County judge agreed, but the state appeals court sided with the family. The Michigan Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday.
Can authorities be held in contempt for suicide?
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