SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A special investigator has
found problems with more than a quarter of the death-related cases investigated
by the Inspector General of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Gov. Pat Quinn appointed
special investigator Michael McCotter in July after a Belleville News-Democrat
investigation. The investigation revealed that, since 2003, the department's
inspector general didn't investigate 53 cases about disabled adults living at
home who were allegedly abused or neglected and later died.
McCotter's team looked into 72 cases and found
about 28 percent of the cases had errors or omissions.
Former DHS inspector
general William Davis has resigned. Quinn previously issued an executive order
increasing state oversight of investigations into the deaths of adults with
disabilities. The governor says his office will review the findings and try to
find a solution.