DES MOINES — Some troubling incidents at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo are being concealed in records state officials released to the public.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office tried to electronically black out details of abuse allegations, illegal restraints and other problems at the facility.
The details of what happened were discovered by the Des Moines Register after copying and pasting the records into another file.
Register Publisher Rick Green said officials went too far because the hidden information helps show how the home was run and how children were treated.
The attorney general’s spokesman, Geoff Greenwood, said the information was blacked out because it revealed details of individual cases, and state law protects children’s privacy.
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