Warrants issued for 6 tied to fight club - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/13/09

Warrants issued for 6 tied to fight club

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Corpus Christi Police have issued warrants for six workers at a state facility for the mentally and developmentally disabled over a "fight club."

The employees allegedly organized fights where residents of the Corpus Christi State School would brawl with each other -- for the staff's entertainment.

Corpus Christi police recovered a cell phone with videos of the fights.

All six workers from Corpus Christi are charged with injury to a disabled person.

Also:

  • The head of the Department of Aging and Disability Services today told legislators in Austin that security and surveillance are being increased at state schools.
  • Attorney Beth Mitchell is with Advocacy Inc., a non-profit with federal authority to monitor abuse and neglect at the facilities.

Mitchell cited two incidents investigated and confirmed by Texas Adult Protective Services in the past year in which staffers in Mexia (muh-HAY'-hh) and San Angelo instigated residents to beat up others.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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