Senators hold another meeting on DSS director - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Senators hold another meeting on DSS director

Posted: Updated:
  • Related LinksMore>>

  • Psychiatrist: I did everything I can do

    Psychiatrist: I did everything I can do

    Thursday, March 21 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-03-21 16:13:12 GMT
    Local doctor claims child abuse victims are being returned to abusive homes, and says DSS not fulfilling responsibility.More >>
    A Lowcountry psychiatrist revealed Wednesday that there are child patients who are being put at risk. The doctor, a child psychiatrist at Medical University Hospital, said child patients are being returned to homes where there's been documented abuse.More >>

By MEG KINNARD
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Senate panel is continuing its hearings on South Carolina's Department of Social Services.

A special Senate committee is holding another hearing on the agency Wednesday. The panel began meeting in January.

Earlier this month, some Senate Democrats called for the ouster of DSS director Lillian Koller after testimony over a 4-year-old Richland County boy who was beaten to death after being returned to his parents from foster care.

State Sen. Joel Lourie complained that Koller has yet to testify before the committee, despite several requests that she appear. Agency spokeswoman Marilyn Matheus has said Koller had a stroke in December and is obeying doctor's orders.

Gov. Nikki Haley has said she stands behind Koller's leadership.

 

Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.