South Dakota disputes NPR report on placement (Argus Leader)

More than a year after a controversial National Public Radio investigation into violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act in South Dakota, an ombudsman report judging its accuracy has yet to see the light of day.

…From the beginning, though, state officials have called the NPR series misleading. While it’s common for targets of news investigations to complain about the resulting coverage, Daugaard’s office in particular has said the reporting was flawed with basic errors that undercut its central premise.

In an unusual move for South Dakota, Daugaard’s office released a preemptive rebuttal disputing the accuracy of the reporting, and another, more detailed statement after the stories aired.