Denver - KMGH
KMGH and the Call7 Investigators in Denver aired 20 stories on an issue related to the safety and security for Colorado’s most at-risk children. The Denver Department of Human Services (DDHS) failed to complete background checks, fingerprinting, and referral visits in cases connected to children. In one example, Call7 Investigators tracked down details of a case in which children were removed from the home of their mother and placed with a man who had a violent criminal history and had to register with local authorities.
The investigation triggered a statewide audit, an independent ombudsman investigation, and an investigation by the Colorado Department of Human Services into DDHS practices.