LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state Department of Human Services official says the U.S. Department of Justice will inspect two of the state's human development centers next week.
Charlie Green said Thursday that inspectors will spend two days each at human development centers in Alexander and Arkadelphia. Green is director of DHS' Developmental Disability Services Division.
A Justice Department spokesman declined comment. The department did confirm last week that its Civil Rights Division is investigating five of the six state human development centers.
The department is suing the center in Conway over the treatment of residents and the living conditions.
Green says he assumes inspectors will also be sent to development centers in Booneville, Warren and Jonesboro.