HOUSTON (AP) -The deaths of three Houston-area children are prompting a state review team to probe Texas Child Protective Services' own abuse investigations.
Katy infant Amber Maccurdy, 3-year-old David Tijerina, of Conroe, and 4-year-old Emma Thompson, of Spring, died of abuse since April despite the fact that all three had been reported to CPS as possible child abuse victims. Emma and Amber died even though both were seen within weeks of their deaths by CPS investigators.
The Austin team will review a random sample of nearly 200 open
cases being handled in the Houston CPS district, which includes
Harris and 12 surrounding counties.
Houston Chronicle, http://chron.com
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