Former Inspector General Suing State For Wrongful Termination After Narconon Whistleblowing - 2017-09-06
A state Inspector General who wanted to shut down the Scientology-based Narconon Arrowhead drug treatment facility is suing the state. Kim Poff says she was fired after blowing the whistle on an attempted cover up.
A motion asking for a jury trial in the case was filed in Federal Court Tuesday. In the filing Poff says she not only lost her job with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse when she pushed to shut down Narconon, but was then fired from her new job at DHS when her attorney told News 9 about what was going on.
On August 19th, 2014 in this story - Narconon Investigators Sue Department Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse - News 9 reported on Poff's firing from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. In court filings at that time, Poff alledged that Commissioner Terry White and other leadership in the agency attempted to hide the findings of her investigation into the deaths of three people at the facility because they "did not want to get involved with litigation involving the Church of Scientology." Poff says she was terminated when she continued to push the state to shut down the facility.