Records detail concerns at Narconon facility

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Tulsa World: Records detail concerns at Narconon facility
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagel...cle_1e74fcfa-cf6f-5f15-850b-53bb8a918863.html

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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 7:00 pm

By ZIVA BRANSTETTER World Enterprise Editor | 0 comments

A Pittsburg County district judge will hear arguments Tuesday from attorneys seeking to force the state to release a report that allegedly recommended closure of the Narconon drug rehabilitation facility after three patients died.

Attorney Gary Richardson, who represents plaintiffs in several lawsuits against Narconon’s Arrowhead center, said the hearing in Pittsburg County District Court will focus on investigative records he has requested through a subpoena to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Richardson began seeking the records after a former inspector general for the agency, Kim Poff, and an investigator, Michael DeLong, sued the department in Oklahoma County District Court.
 

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The lawsuits by Poff and DeLong allege that leaders at the Department of Mental Health, including Commissioner Terri White, withheld their final report recommending that Narconon Arrowhead be shut down after the patient deaths." [..]

[..]Rachel Bussett, an attorney representing Poff and DeLong, has said their investigative report recommending that Narconon be closed was submitted to the Department of Mental Health in the fall of 2012. She said the two “were told to make changes (in the report) by top leadership” but refused to do so.[..]
 

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Attorneys: State buried report that recommended shutting down Narconon Arrowhead

KRMG Radio Tulsa: Attorneys: State buried report that recommended shutting down Narconon Arrowhead

http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/attorneys-state-buried-report-recommended-shutting/nhR2R/



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TULSA — A Tulsa attorney hopes to compel the State of Oklahoma's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to release a report on the Narconon Arrowhead drug rehabilitation center.

Attorney Gary Richardson went to Pittsburg County Monday to appear before a judge and ask that he force the state to release the report.

Some of the people involved in that investigation, sparked by three deaths at the facility, have also sued in Oklahoma County, claiming the state deliberately buried the report.

Former inspector general for the agency Kim Poff and an investigator, Michael DeLong, say the report called for the facility to be closed, but the state doesn't want to battle the Church of Scientology in court.
 
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