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Nine Developmentally Disabled People Dead in State Care – No Charges Filed

The Washington Post has reported that a list has recently surfaced titled “Abuse and Neglect with Death Involved” relating to the deaths of nine developmentally disabled individuals that died while under state care. According to the article, this list surfaced as part of a Freedom of Information request by an advocate for developmentally disabled people under state care. The advocate alleges that this serves as an example of how the State of New York’s oversight body has failed to properly investigate suspicious deaths of developmentally disabled individuals that died while under state care. All of these deaths occurred in Suffolk County, and related questioning about the report that surfaced seemed to pit the oversight body that says it did report suspicious deaths to appropriate local law enforcement against local law enforcement bodies that said they never received such referrals. The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner also noted that it had reported two suspicious deaths to local police. Subsequently, local police eventually conceded that they had, indeed, received the referrals in question. (more…)