“I don’t think it’s any secret that Bob’s mental health is going to be an issue in this case,” McClindon said. “Bob clearly has some cognitive impairments and did on the day of this incident.”
McClindon said Landry informed him of an arrest warrant for Dean Monday and his client flew from Georgia to self-surrender. He made an initial court appearance in Louisiana Wednesday and was released on $ 350,000 键, McClindon said.
McClindon called the charges “very defensible” 并表示 “the evidence will bear out eventually.”
Residents kept in ‘unsafe, 不卫生, and unhealthy’ 条件, 官员说
The nursing home residents were taken to the warehouse in Independence, 关于 57 miles east of Baton Rouge, ahead of Hurricane Ida’s landfall on August 29.
The state health department said it soon started to hear about deteriorating conditions at the warehouse.
CNN obtained the logs of 61 calls from the warehouse
至 911 运营商. 至少 30 of the calls asked for assistance with medical episodes before and after landfall
, including calls for seizures
, stopped breathing
, and one instance in which a caller says a diabetic patient needed transport because they had
“not eaten due to them having no more supplies.
“让我们说清楚; there is no emergency-preparedness plan that allows for residents to be kept in such an unsafe, 不卫生, and unhealthy condition,” Stephen Russo, director of legal, audit and regulatory affairs for the health department, said last year. “The lack of adequate care for these residents is inhumane, and goes against the rules, regulations, and applicable statutes.”
The seven facilities involved had their licenses revoked and cannot repatriate or admit residents, officials said at the time. The homes also had their Medicaid provider agreements terminated, the health department said.
The Attorney General’s Office investigation is ongoing and additional legal action may be filed in the future, the Wednesday release said.
The next court date for Dean has not been set, but McClindon said it will most likely happen in the next 60 天.