Keith Charges Med School Staff 'Intimidated'
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Keith Charges Med School Staff 'Intimidated' By MARK BALLARD Journal Capital Bureau BATON ROUGE — Mooringsport Sen. Bill Keith today charged Allen Copping with intimidating professors at the LSU Medical School in Shreveport because he believes the chancellor of the state system is build-ing "a political fiefdom." "Allen Copping is behind the whole thing," Keith said, "He is like an octopus who reaches out with every tentacle to build a political kingdom through the whole state." Keith's ac-cusation came after testimony in the Senate Education who was hearing his bill to establish the LSU Medical System in Shreveport as a separate entity. Keith said the reason no professors testified on the bill was because Cop-ping used lower level adminstrators in Shreveport to scare away proponents of the measure. "Many were told their jobs were in jeopardy if they came down and testified for this bill," the Mooringsport lawmaker said. "There has been no harrassment on my part," Copping said in a telephone interview. "I have never, and I don't believe anybody else has ever, stopped anybody from testifying," he said. The chancellor does not believe Keith's charges are true. Committee members voted three to two deferring action on the measure until educators in Shreveport could be subpoened to testify about the in-timidation charge. Keith refused to divulge the names of the professors whom he says were behind the charges. While Keith believes Ike Muslow who runs the Shreveport facility "is a fine man," he said he had evidence that there were rats and roaches in the facility's psychiatric ward. The legislator also said he had reports of a doctor slapping a five year old and of a man .being locked in a X-Ray room. Those problems could be rectified if an administrator in Shreveport had direct authority over the facility.
|Title||Keith Charges Med School Staff 'Intimidated'|
Copping, Allen A., 1927-
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
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