City files lawsuit against state over mental health rule

Rule forces police to drive male mental health patients 5 hours away

The city of Madison is filing a lawsuit against the State Department of Health over its decision earlier this year to force local police departments to take adult male emergency mental health patients to Winnebago Mental Health Institute instead of Mendota Mental Health.

Mendota Mental Health escapee back in custody

Person fled from facility late Wednesday night

Madison police were able to find a person who fled from custody at Mendota Mental Health on the north side Wednesday night, officials said.