ALBANY, N.Y. — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group home.Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, of Utica, told the AP on Saturday that he is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the group home and other state-regulated facilities for the disabled where there have been allegations of abuse and neglect."It's clear from seeing this that New York state cannot be relied on to police itself," said Brindisi, who is running for congress. "When you have thousands of cases (of abuse and neglect) happening across the state — this being one of...
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Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility