Investigations into Kansas child deaths shrouded in secrecy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas welfare officials rarely release details after a child’s death or serious injury despite a decade-old law designed to provide more transparency.

The Kansas City Star reports that it has made numerous requests for documents to see how officials with the Kansas Department for Children and Families were complying with the 2004 law.

Of 15 media requests, covering 10 cases, the department released information about the department’s involvement in only one...

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