LOS ANGELES (AP) — The county is reportedly investigating leaks to the news media about child death and neglect cases under jurisdiction of Los Angeles County’s troubled children and family services agency.
The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that county Chief Executive William Fujioka will ask the supervisors on Tuesday to require cooperation from all departments. The decision to investigate the leaks was reportedly made during closed session.READ MORE: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
The series of child deaths led the county to earlier order an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services. The probe will examine technology failures, management accountability and cooperation with other county agencies.READ MORE: COVID-19 Mortality Rate 'Shockingly' Higher For LA County's Black, Latino Men; Also Have Much Lower Rates Of Vaccination
The deaths include the June suicide of an 11-year-old boy.
County investigators checking on the boy’s suicide threat didn’t learn about an abusive stepfather until after the boy hanged himself.MORE NEWS: El Sereno Recreation Center Vaccination Site To Close Wednesday, Will Be Replaced With New East LA Site
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