Lawmaker Says State Agency Didn't Protect Disabled Adults
A state agency's accused of failing to protect disabled adults who live at home.
State Representative Greg Harris said in a committee hearing today the state Department of Human Services didn't adequately investigate complaints about abuse and neglect. Inspector General William M. Davis of the agency quit after the "Belleville News-Democrat" reported hundreds of hotline calls for help were rerouted or not accepted.
DHS Director Michelle R.B. Saddler testified that the agency made mistakes but said it tries to, quote, "have what we call a culture of caring."