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Las Vegas Child Protectors Defy Court

February 10, 2015 permalink

Las Vegas child protectors are in direct violation of an order from the supreme court of Nevada. They are refusing to return Emma to her birth family after ordered to do so by the court.



Clark County & State Argue Over Foster Child

Nevada Supreme Court orders 5-year-old returned to birth parents

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County Department of Family Services is fighting to keep a 5-year-old girl with her foster parents instead of her birth parents.

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled the girl should be sent back home to the same parents investigators say were responsible for nearly beating her to death when she was a baby.

The girl, only identified as “Emma,” has been with the J.D. Smith family since county investigators removed her from her birth parents’ home when she was 5 weeks old.

Court records show she suffered a head fracture and subdural hematomas.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Brigid Duffy told KLAS-TV that all legal options are being considered to determine if the family services agency can fight the ruling to ensure the girl’s safety.

Source: KLAS-TV CBS Las Vegas