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 Say Jonathan Perez, 34, Attacked 11-Year-Old Queens Girl, Made Sexually Threatening Statements
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: NYPD: 7 Gang Members Arrested In Bronx Car Dealership That Left Dad Injured As He Shielded His 3 Children
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: New York Weather: 7/30 Friday Morning Weather Headlines
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