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Head Of Los Angeles Child Services Quits After Dispute

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim director of Los Angeles County’s embattled children and family services department has quit in a dispute with county supervisors.

The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that Antonia Jimenez resigned from the job, days after a contentious April 19 meeting with the Board of Supervisors.

The newspaper reports Jimenez has returned to her previous job in county Executive William Fujioka’s office because she felt the elected board was hindering her efforts to correct problems at the agency.

The dispute centered on Jimenez’s refusal to sign confidentiality rules about child death reports, which she maintained she needed. The agency has been under fire for mismanaging the cases that led to fatalities.

A previous four-month search for a permanent director resulted in a single candidate, who elected to take another job.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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