Dept. of Veterans Affairs reviewing death of Kansas City Iraq War veteran

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There's is now a federal review in the death of a Kansas City Iraq War army veteran killed by police on Memorial Day weekend.

Issac Sims suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he was shot and killed in a standoff by Kansas City police.

The Kansas City VA hospital told Sims two days before he was killed he would have to wait 30 days to be admitted for treatment.

On May 30, Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder wrote to Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin at the Office of the Inspector General of The Department of Veterans Affairs seeking an investigation.

“In light of national allegation of excessive wait times and fraudulent bookkeeping at VA hospitals throughout the country, I believe this case warrants additional scrutiny and investigation,” Yoder wrote.

On Wednesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs replied.

"We have initiated a review and will provide the results of the review when it completed," Acting Inspector General Griffin wrote.

To see the response letter, click here.

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