ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A children's treatment center in Albuquerque is being looked at by the state after accusations surface that patients were being wrongfully restrained.
The Albuquerque Journal reports it happened at the Sequoyah adolescent treatment center in northeast Albuquerque, which houses mentally ill and violent boys.
In one case, a child was reportedly physically restrained and forcibly sedated in November even though he had agreed to be medicated orally.
The second case involved a teen being mechanically restrained to a bed for more than two hours without the proper physician's order.
The journal also reports Sequoyah's administrator is temporarily reassigned, the center halted new admissions and two former employees filed whistle-blower lawsuits alleging retaliation.
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Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
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Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.