For folks who are new to official incompetence/corruption with killer dad JOSH POWELL, here's some news: official abuser-catering stupidity is everywhere. If only I had a dollar for every news article regarding the murder of a child that talked of "missed red flags." I am convinced that the people who go into this line of work are congenitally stupid, that they too disorganized to communicate with each other in a consistent way, and are absolutely incapable of identifying patterns of abusive/controlling behavior and acting in a decisive fashion.
They certainly failed with the daughter of ARTHUR FREEMAN IIII. That poor little girl was tossed off a bridge like some much garbage. The daddy had a history of domestic violence, but the nitwits chose not to believe the mom. They liked the charming daddy psychopath better. Dumb butts....
DYFS Failed To See 'Red Flags' In Tierra Morgan-Glover's Case
State report says DYFS failed on several fronts in slain toddler's case
By Keith Brown
February 8, 2012
A makeshift memorial has sprung on the bridge over a portion of the Shark River near where Tierra Morgan-Glover, 2, was found dead Nov. 22. Her Father, Arthur Eugene Morgan III was found Tuesday in San Diego. He is charged with the girl's murder.
The state’s child protection workers failed to see signs of child abuse and violence in the home of 2-year-old Tierra Morgan-Glover, a state report says.
A three-page summary of the report was issued Tuesday by state Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake says child protection workers with the Division of Youth and Family services did not see “red flags,’’ failed to follow up and did not interview the right people in connection with the Morgan-Glover family.
Tierra’s body was found, still strapped to her car seat, in a portion of the Shark River in Wall on Nov. 22. The girl’s father, Arthur Morgan III, is charged with her murder.
In the letter, Blake says caseworkers never consulted with the agency’s domestic violence liaison, that workers and supervisors also did not follow-up on recommendations made by the special response unit that first investigated child abuse claims and that the proper information was never gathered on the family.
“DYFS leadership will be implementing steps to address these issues as we continue the improvement of overall case practice,’’ the letter says.
The first contact DYFS had with the troubled family was on Oct. 29, 2010, when Tierra’s mother, Iman Benton, called a hotline to report a violent incident with the child’s father, Arthur Morgan, according to the letter.
The allegations were determined false and the case was closed on Feb 25, 2011. The agency was contacted three more times before Tierra’s death regarding allegations of abuse or the safety of Tierra from both Benton and Morgan, the letter says.
The final contact was on Nov. 22, when Benton called to report that Tierra had not returned home from a visitation with Morgan.
“We are deeply saddened by the circumstances of this case and remain committed to working collaboratively with our system partners to improve our practice on cases where domestic violence and child abuse exist,’’ the letter says.