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 Looking For Driver Of SUV That Slammed Into Home On Staten Island
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: Tax Refunds Delayed As May 17 Filing Deadline Arrives
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: NYC Adding 250 NYPD Officers To Subways As 24-Hour Service Resumes
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