NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services says its involvement in the case of a 4-year-old girl who was severely underweight when she died was woefully inadequate.
The agency released its preliminary report into the case of Marchella Pierce on Tuesday.READ MORE: Police: Mother, 7-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead Inside Westport, Connecticut Home
ACS Commissioner John Mattingly testified before the City Council. He said the documentation in the case was insufficient and home visits were inadequate.READ MORE: Harlem's Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture Explores What Made Juneteenth Possible
Prosecutors said Marchella was beaten, and police say she may have been tied to a bed. She was born with lung problems.
A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted her mother on second-degree assault charges. Carlotta Brett-Pierce’s lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.MORE NEWS: Charges Pending After 15-Year-Old Stabbed To Death In Brooklyn
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