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Trial Begins in Whistleblower Lawsuit Against DPH on Charges State Investigator was Forced to Close Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Investigations

On March 15, a jury in San Diego began hearing a major whistleblowing case in which a nurse investigator for the Department of Public Health reports supervisors forced her to close investigations of abuse and of neglect leading to the death of nursing home residents. In her opening testimony, the whistleblower, Rose Espiritu, testified she was illegally pressured to close complaint cases without proper investigations. CANHR has had longstanding concerns about the mismanagement of the San Diego District office of the Department of Public Health, which is the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.
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