NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It took a 4-year-old boy’s torture and death to expose a loophole in state law, some legislators in Albany say.
Myls Dobson was found dead in an empty bathtub at an upscale Midtown apartment building last week. His mother lost custody of the boy. His father was jailed. And his father’s girlfriend, who was left to take care of Myls, admitted to abusing him, police said.
As WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported, state Sen. Jose Serrano, D-Manhattan/Bronx, and Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, are proposing “Myls’ Law,” which would require police to notify a child services agency when they arrest a parent.