CPS WORKERS CHARGES DROPPED
Charges dismissed against social workers
linked to Gabriel Fernandez’s killing
CPS WORKERS CHARGES DROPPED IN DEATH OF CHILD
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed charges against four social workers,
Who had been accused of failing to protect Gabriel Fernandez,
An 8-year-old Palmdale boy who was tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend.
Social workers Stefanie Rodriguez and Patricia Clement, as well as their supervisors, Kevin Bom and Gregory Merritt,
Were each charged with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of falsifying public records after the boy died in May 2013.
Prosecutors alleged they mishandled evidence of abuse the boy faced at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend,
And missed repeated red flags.
Gabriel’s mother, Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, was sentenced to life in prison in June 2018 for her part in his death.
Her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, was sentenced to death.
Judge George Lomeli had previously denied a motion by defense attorneys to dismiss the charges against the social workers,
Saying they had demonstrated “an improper regard for human life” and “a lack of vigilance.”
However, justices in the 2nd District Court of Appeal
In January they said Lomeli should have granted the motion to dismiss the charges against the social workers.
The justices ruled that the case hinged, in large part,
on whether the four social workers had a legal duty to “exert control” over Gabriel’s abusers.
“Although there may be consequences to social workers who fail to fulfill” their duties, the appellate opinion read,
“The consequences do not include criminal liability for child abuse.”
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, CPS COMES IN AND CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE A LIVING HELL,
AND SOMETIMES FOR NO VALID REASON,
THEN THIS TIME DO NOT TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THIS TORTURED CHILD,
NOW A COURT HAS RULED THEY HAVE NO CRIMINAL LIABILITY DUE TO NO LEGAL DUTY TO “EXERT CONTROL” OVER THE ABUSERS.
A CHILD IS DEAD AND THE NORMAL GESTAPO TACTICS USED,
TO EXERT CONTROL OVER PARENTS, OBVIOUSLY WERE NOT USED IN THIS CASE.
I HAVE SEEN HOW THEY DO THINGS MANY TIMES IN THE PAST IN MY LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCES.
AND IT WAS ALWAYS PAINFUL TO WATCH HOW THEY DID THINGS