- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three more workers at Iowa institutions for people with severe intellectual disabilities have been fired or resigned over allegations of resident abuse.

State officials confirmed the actions this week to the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/2qtrWzh ). The newspaper said in a report Tuesday that two workers were recently fired from the Glenwood Resource Center and a Woodward Resource Center worker resigned after being suspended.

The ouster comes in the wake of 13 resignations or firings at the Glenwood institution late last year for abusing or humiliating residents.

State reports say in the latest cases that a Glenwood staffer was fired for smearing food on a resident’s face and another staffer fired for not immediately reporting it. In the Woodward case, a worker resigned amid an investigation into allegations of abuse.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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