Lying Is Part Of What Needs Total Realignment

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Gabriel Fernandez, another victim of CPS

Social workers charged with Child Abuse in
death of boy

Please pay particular attention to the next-to-last paragraph where the CPS Director shows  that these evil people with an agenda could care less about Our Children, when he disrespects the death of this young Child by lying!!!!
~Robert StrongBow~

PALMDALE, CA  –  Four social workers were charged with child abuse and falsifying public records in the death of an 8-year-old Palmdale, California boy in 2013.

Gabriel Fernandez died two years ago in May.  Prosecutors said he was the victim of repeated abuse.

“Social workers play a vital role in society.  We entrust them to protect our children from harm,” District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement.  “When their negligence is so great as to become criminal, young lives are put at risk.”

A complaint for an arrest warrant filed on March 28 charges social workers Stefanie Rodriguez, 30, and Patricia Clement, 65, and their respective supervisors, Kevin Bom, 36, and Gregory Merritt, 60, each with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of falsifying public records, according to the district attorney’s office.

The young boy suffered a fractured skull, several broken ribs and had been shot with a BB gun.  He was later declared brain dead.

The boy’s mother, 31-year-old Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, and her former boyfriend, 35-year-old Isauro Aguirre, have both been charged with capital murder in Gabriel’s death.

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) opened a case on the boy in October 2012.  Following an investigation into Gabriel’s death, the four social workers were fired.

The district attorney’s office said that Rodriguez and Clement are accused of falsifying reports that should have documented signs of Gabriel’s escalating physical abuse, and Bom and Merritt knew or should have known that they were approving false reports that conflicted with the evidence of Gabriel’s deteriorating physical well-being.

“We believe these social workers were criminally negligent and performed their legal duties with willful disregard for Gabriel’s well-being,” Lacey said.  “They should be held responsible for their actions.”

DCFS Director Philip Browning said in a statement, “I want to make it unambiguously clear that the defendants do not represent the daily work, standards or commitment of our dedicated social workers, who, like me, will not tolerate conduct that jeopardizes the well-being of children.  For the vast majority of those who choose this demanding career, it is nothing short of a calling.”

The four are slated to be arraigned on Thursday.  If convicted, each defendant faces up to 10 years in state prison.

Child Abuse Registry Needed

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CPS Failed Leiliana Wright

Mom of slain 4-year-old involved in previous
Child Abuse case

Dallas, Texas  –  FOX 4 has learned the Grand Prairie mother charged in her 4-year-old daughter’s death also faced a previous abuse and neglect case in another state.

Jeri Quezada and her boyfriend, Charles Phifer, are charged with torturing and beating Leiliana Wright to death last month.

Quezada had other children taken from her before.  Records show she was arrested in 2007 for domestic battery in Illinois, which prompted the state to open an abuse and neglect case.

In 2008, Quezada was arrested for driving with alcohol and was later arrested again on a drug charge.  Two years later, an Illinois judge took away her children.  She also arrested for felony burglary in 2010.

Leiliana Wright was born in prison in January 2012 and custody was given to her paternal grandparents.  But in December 2013, Quezada regained custody of the 4-year-old.

Child Protective Services became involved when Quezada was arrested again for having meth in her car in 2014.  The charge was later dropped.

Leiliana’s paternal grandparents provided CPS with a photo of the girl’s bruised eye and busted lip in November 2014.  One month before Leiliana’s death, a special investigator recommended she be examined by a medical professional for alleged sexual abuse, but nothing was done.

FOX 4 reached out to Gov. Greg Abbott at a public speaking event in Dallas on Wednesday about possible concerns with CPS, but a spokesman for the governor told us he was too busy.

Senator Royce West told FOX 4 the high turnover rate and overworked caseworkers at CPS are unacceptable — but he didn’t yet have a plan to fix it.

“First, we have to ask what does leadership wants to do,” said West. “You have to ask the Governor and Lt. Governor what their plan is. Then, they need to allow us to help them implement whatever plan they come up with.”