He said the state should vigorously pursue a high-profile investigation of the cause of the incident and act immediately to address any problems. He also called for action on safety concerns that already exist with the facility.
“This needs to be one of the top priorities in the state. The safety for the patients and the people working there has to be the supreme priority,” Johnson said. “I feel a lot of (the ongoing issues) broke apart last night. This is not simple stuff. But we need to act.”
He also called for support of Dayton's bonding proposal of $56 million to reconstruct Security Hospital.