Jose Tombo

United Press International
Psychiatrist terminated amid charges of improper activities
Dateline: Lansing, Michigan
December 13, 1985


A psychiatrist accused of improper sexual activities with patients, including an accused child killer, was fired Friday by the Mental Health Department.

Mental Health Director Patrick Babcock said the decision to fire Jose Tombo was made following a disciplinary conference at the Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital, where Tombo was employed.

The doctor, a veteran of about 10 years with the department, can appeal the decision through grievance or arbitration processes. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

The action followed release earlier this week of a report in which Attorney General Frank Kelley suggested that the department consider discharging Tombo. Tombo had been investigated once before in 1980, Kelley noted, but the mental health department closed its own investigation before receiving a state police report on the matter…