Please tune in to Channel 5 tonight at 10 PM Pacific time to see the national NBC coverage of the Powell Case.
As the result of the following press release I was with the press all day yesterday. KSL radio in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribue, and the Deseret News were among the interviews. Please also see the release from the Utah police which I requested and which lead to my request of DSHS.
For immediate release For interviews contact:
Feb. 8, 2012 Sen. Pam Roach (360) 786-7660
Roach requests Utah police warning to DSHS in Powell case
OLYMPIA Under public disclosure laws Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, today formally requested information sent by Utah police to alert DSHS in the placement of the children of Susan and Joshua Powell.
The letter to Department of Social and Health Services Secretary Robin Arnold-Williams asked for the records at her earliest convenience.
The West Valley City, Utah, police department, in a press release dated February 1, 2012 indicated they had sent a warning to Washington regarding the placement of Charles and Braden Powell.
“It appears DSHS was forewarned about information regarding Joshua Powell and the treatment of his boys,” said Roach.
“DSHS needs to come clean with what they knew. Having information pertinent to the welfare of the Powell children, and not acting on it, may have actually contributed to their deaths,” said Roach.
Recent news reports from Utah indicate the investigation into Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance in 2009 has been conducted as a homicide investigation for at least six months. During that investigation correlated information unrelated to the death of Susan Powell, but concerning Joshua Powell and the children was discovered.
Please see attached West Valley City, Utah press release.