Attorney General http://nhpr.org en Moving Ahead On Mental Health Care http://nhpr.org/post/moving-ahead-mental-health-care <p>In the 1990s, New Hampshire topped national rankings for its mental health system. Over the past twenty years, however, care has deteriorated to the point of crisis. With the erosion of community-based care, a ‘revolving door’ pattern of hospital admissions, and an alarming number of mentally ill Granite Staters in our prisons and jails. And so, in early 2012, the Disabilities Rights Center filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of six plaintiffs who had experienced prolonged stays in state institutions. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 43749 at http://nhpr.org Moving Ahead On Mental Health Care Police Ask For Help From Public In Keene Homicide Investigation http://nhpr.org/post/police-ask-help-public-keene-homicide-investigation <p>The state's Attorney General and Keene police are asking for the public's help in the investigation of an apparent homicide discovered Saturday evening.</p><p>Responding to a call for medical assistance, Keene police found David Wheelock, 48.</p><p>Police say he was the apparent victim of a homicide.</p><p>An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.</p><p>The investigation is in its early stages and authorities are asking &nbsp;for the public's help.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:29:50 +0000 Michael Brindley 40603 at http://nhpr.org State Agrees To $30 Million Settlement In Mental Health Lawsuit http://nhpr.org/post/state-agrees-30-million-settlement-mental-health-lawsuit <p>The state of New Hampshire has agreed to settle a major class-action lawsuit over its treatment of residents with serious mental illness.</p><p>Under the terms of the agreement announced Thursday, the state will spend an additional $30 million on expanding services for the strained mental health system over the next 4 years.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:33:16 +0000 Todd Bookman & Brady Carlson 40491 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Attorney General Pursuing Action Against Online Lender http://nhpr.org/post/nh-attorney-general-pursuing-action-against-online-lender <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A day after federal regulators sued an online lender, accusing it of collecting money that consumers didn't owe, New Hampshire's attorney general says the state will be joining others in pursuing similar violations involving the business.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:55:41 +0000 Associated Press 40290 at http://nhpr.org Skull Reconstruction Gives New Face To Decades-Old Salem Cold Case http://nhpr.org/post/skull-reconstruction-gives-new-face-decades-old-salem-cold-case <p></p><p>It was in August of 1969 when a road crew discovered the partially decomposed body of an adult man in a small pit of water off of I-93 in Salem.</p><p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:21:22 +0000 Michael Brindley 39482 at http://nhpr.org Skull Reconstruction Gives New Face To Decades-Old Salem Cold Case Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force http://nhpr.org/post/police-training-use-deadly-force <p>“Officer-involved shootings”: that’s when police fire their guns during confrontations with suspects. &nbsp;After two such shootings recently killed two people, questions have been raised about police use of deadly force.&nbsp; But many in law enforcement say it’s become a more dangerous job, and that they go to great lengths to avoid harm.&nbsp; We’ll look at police training and protocols.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 38214 at http://nhpr.org Police Training & Use Of Deadly Force AG: Deadly Force Justified In Officer-Involved Manchester Shooting http://nhpr.org/post/ag-deadly-force-justified-officer-involved-manchester-shooting <p>The New Hampshire Attorney General&rsquo;s office <a href="http://doj.nh.gov/media-center/press-releases/2013/documents/20131015-state-police-involved-shooting-report.pdf" target="_blank">has determined</a> that a state trooper&rsquo;s use of deadly force was justified in a shooting in Manchester last month.</p><p>According to an autopsy, 45-year-old Wendy Lawrence of Canterbury died of a gunshot wound to the chest.</p><p>She was shot four times following a high-speed pursuit that ended in Manchester on Sept. 30.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:13:07 +0000 Michael Brindley 36779 at http://nhpr.org Foster Approved As Next Attorney General For N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/foster-approved-next-attorney-general-nh <p>The Executive Council has voted unanimously to approve former state Sen. Joseph Foster as New Hampshire's next attorney general. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:22:59 +0000 Associated Press 25742 at http://nhpr.org AG's Office Announces Settlement in 'Largest Wetlands Fill In N.H. History' http://nhpr.org/post/ags-office-announces-settlement-largest-wetlands-fill-nh-history <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The Attorney General’s office has announced a settlement in what it calls the largest illegal wetlands fill in New Hampshire History. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he company involved faces up to $1.3 million dollars in state and federal fines, restoration, and "supplemental environmental projects."</span></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 21:56:41 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 24978 at http://nhpr.org AG's Office Announces Settlement in 'Largest Wetlands Fill In N.H. History' A.G. Fraud Unit Proposal Stalls Again http://nhpr.org/post/ag-fraud-unit-proposal-stalls-again <p>The creation of a new fraud unit at the state Attorney General’s office has stalled again.&nbsp; Thursday, the Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a request to approve funding for it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The governor and Executive Council have approved the unit, which would be funded by the state’s mortgage settlement with big banks.&nbsp; But the Republican-dominated committee has resisted allocating money to it, saying it would ultimately add staff to the government payroll.&nbsp; But the AG’s Consumer Protection Bureau Chief James Boffetti says a fraud unit is needed.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:32:11 +0000 Amanda Loder 16557 at http://nhpr.org After Dry-Run, State Gears Up For First Voter ID Election http://nhpr.org/post/after-dry-run-state-gears-first-voter-id-election <p>The State’s election officials are gearing up for Election Day, preparing voters and town workers to implement the state’s new voter ID law.</p><p>Back in September, the new law required poll workers to ask for an ID during the primary. The idea was to start educating voters, even though it wasn’t required to vote.</p><p>The Secretary of State’s office says around 6.5% of voters either didn’t have an ID, or refused to show one in protest of the new law.</p><blockquote><p><em>Delaney: Obviously it’s a sensitive issue.</em></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:05:59 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16092 at http://nhpr.org After Dry-Run, State Gears Up For First Voter ID Election State Attorney General Releases Domestic Violence Report http://nhpr.org/post/state-attorney-general-releases-domestic-violence-report <p></p><p>The State Attorney General released new data today on domestic violence-related deaths.&nbsp;</p><p>From 2001 through 2010, 79 people in New Hampshire died as a result of domestic violence. Two-thirds of the victims were women.</p><p>And the data shows a disproportionate share of the deaths were in rural counties, including Sullivan, which had the state’s highest rate.</p><p>Attorney General Michael Delaney says that while New Hampshire remains a safe state, domestic violence is occurring at an unacceptably high rate.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:05:46 +0000 Todd Bookman 15260 at http://nhpr.org State Attorney General Releases Domestic Violence Report Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval http://nhpr.org/post/attorney-generals-office-no-new-charter-schools-without-legislative-approval <p>Last month New Hampshire Charter Schools in development got some very bad news: the board of education voted that they would no longer be approving new applications. Their reason: the state is all out of funding for such schools.</p><p>Charter school advocates blasted the decision, saying it made no sense, because the new schools would fall under next biennium’s budget. Wednesday the Attorney General’s office told lawmakers if they want to get money to those schools, they’ll have to change the laws.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:11:11 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14548 at http://nhpr.org Attorney General's Office: No New Charter Schools Without Legislative Approval Concord Hospital Slapped With $200k Fine http://nhpr.org/post/concord-hospital-slapped-200k-fine <p>The State is fining Concord Hospital over two hundred thousand dollars.&nbsp;The hospital was nabbed for not disposing its pharmaceutical waste properly.</p><p>During an inspection the Department of Environmental Services found that Concord Hospital was throwing pills and other non-infectious medical waste straight into the garbage. According to the DES this is the first time in New Hampshire that a civil suit has been filed for improper disposal of pharmaceuticals.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:33:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5840 at http://nhpr.org Concord Hospital Slapped With $200k Fine Dartmouth Conflict of Interest Claims Attract AG's Attention http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-conflict-interest-claims-attract-ags-attention <p>The New Hampshire Attorney General is looking into claims that the trustees of Dartmouth College are funneling money for the investment of the school&rsquo;s endowment into their own pockets.</p><p><a href="http://www.dartblog.com/AG%20Letter.pdf">An anonymous letter</a> written three months ago sparked the Attorney General&rsquo;s review. A group of Dartmouth faculty claims to have written it.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 22:01:18 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5762 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Conflict of Interest Claims Attract AG's Attention