State failed to review troubled past of ousted Minn. Security Hospital administrator

By Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio News, May 2012
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The Minnesota Department of Human Services hired David Proffitt to run the state's largest facility for those deemed mentally ill and dangerous without conducting a thorough background check. If they had checked, they may have learned that Proffitt was arrested for domestic assault, provided inaccurate information about his education, and had resigned from his previous job in Maine after months of employee complaints. Minnesota Dept of Human Services officials ordered Proffitt to resign in late March. MPR News' reporting has prompted the state's legislative auditor to review the agency's hiring practices. That review is now underway.

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Covered from: Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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