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Case No. 18-0390

In re the Detention of Galen Kendrick Shaffer

Galen Kendrick Shaffer, Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Thomas J. Gaul, Assistant Public Defender

Attorney for Appellee State

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (2 pages)

            Respondent Galen Shaffer appeals the district court’s order of continuing civil commitment under Iowa Code chapter 299A (2017).  OPINION HOLDS: The district court determined the State’s expert’s report was “more credible and reliable than [Shaffer’s expert]” and “more consistent with other credible evidence.”  We agree and affirm without further opinion.

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