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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Public Records Show ... DSHS Didn't Check on Girl on Suicide Watch

KING 5 has this story about allegations that a 15-year old girl in DSHS care and under a suicide watch was left unattended for 11 hours. She hanged herself. KING 5 says DSHS regulations required it to check in on her every five minutes and that DSHS staff lied about doing it.

How was KING 5 able to report this story? You guessed it: "According to internal documents obtained by the KING 5 Investigators, two counselors filled out logs saying the checks had been made."