By Al Jones

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn infant was in critical condition Friday as police investigated whether or not he was the victim of a beating.

Police responded to a 911 call on Fountain Avenue early Friday morning in East New York to investigate a report of a 17-month-old child who wasn’t breathing.

The boy was taken to Brookdale University Hospital.  He was said to be suffering from internal and external injuries — some old enough to suggest a pattern of abuse, 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones speaks with neighbors of child’s foster mother

The infant’s foster mother, Teyuana Cummings, was being questioned by police. One neighbor who spoke to Jones said he believed Cummings to be a caring person.

“I be around her a lot.  She never, never did nothing like that,” he said. “I’ve never even seen her discipline the child.”

Another neighbor told Jones that police should be talking to Cummings’ boyfriend, 19-year-old Kysheen Oliver, who the neighbor called “scary.”

The city’s Administration For Children’s Services said it is investigating the case and has removed two other foster kids from the home.

Is enough done to protect foster children? Leave a comment below…

Comments (6)
  1. Beverly Thomas says:

    No enough is not being done to protect foster children and it never has been. Even if you dont have enough information from this story just think about other stories and then answer like I did. The answer is still NO!!!!! enough is not being done. The person that is the foster mom or dad may be fine but what about the other people that have access to the children. I feel that anyone that will even remotely come in contact with the children should be investigated and I mean everyone. That is if the people who place the children have their best interest at heart for real.

  2. sean says:

    CBS is looking for us to tell them how to take the story. They know nothing as usual so are looking for public opinion to base the story on.

  3. Oshpalow says:

    Radiation from Japan? Is this what CBS wants to see for ratings?

  4. Anya Khan says:

    The request for comments with almost no information is questionable. It is never good when a child is ill, but past that there is nothing else upon which to comment.

  5. mezzomomma says:

    Not enough info in the news blurb to comment.

    1. Dasani Love says:

      Thank you…
      How could CBS put a question out here without more information.
      Shame on you CBS!

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