The VA said it is looking into “potential wrongdoing” at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg. It would not provide details.
Manchin, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said a “person of interest” is no longer in contact with patients at the facility. He said at least one of the deaths is a confirmed homicide.
Wesley R. Walls, a spokesman for the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, said “allegations of potential misconduct you may have heard about in media reports do not involve” any current employees.
“Immediately upon discovering these serious allegations, Louis
A. Johnson VA Medical Center leadership brought them to the attention of the VA’s inspector general while putting safeguards in place to ensure the safety of each and every one of our patients,” Walls said.