‘They kept dropping the ball,” said attorney Mike Jones.
Division of Family and Children Services officials released a statement late Tuesday announcing that it will investigate the way it handled Emani's case, as well as the case of 12-year-old Eric Forbes.
Forbes, who allegedly had physical signs of severe child abuse, died last month. His father, Shayaa Yusef Forbes, is charged with murder.
“The Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services and the Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General will continue to investigate the agency’s involvement in the lives of these two children, and DFCS’ actions after every report of abuse will be under the toughest scrutiny,” the statement said. “As we review actions in those specific cases, we are constantly working to improve how we ascertain our goals of protecting Georgia’s children.”
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