Probe into LA child death media leaks

The county is reportedly investigating leaks to the news media about child death and neglect cases under jurisdiction of Los Angeles County's troubled children and family services agency.

The Los Angeles Times reports Monday that county Chief Executive William Fujioka will ask the supervisors on Tuesday to require cooperation from all departments. The decision to investigate the leaks was reportedly made during closed session.

The series of child deaths led the county to earlier order an audit of the Department of Children and Family Services. The probe will examine technology failures, management accountability and cooperation with other county agencies.

The deaths include the June suicide of an 11-year-old boy. County investigators checking on the boy's suicide threat didn't learn about an abusive stepfather until after the boy hanged himself.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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