Crime & Justice

New documents suggest DCFS knew of abuse before 10-year-old Anthony Avalos's death

Activists stand in support as the family of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos accuses DCFS of negligence in protecting him.
Activists stand in support as the family of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos accuses DCFS of negligence in protecting him.
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Anthony's family and their lawyer held a press conference to discuss internal documents they say they have from the Department of Child and Family Services. They claim officials there investigated nearly 90 claims of physical and sexual abuse and substantiated 15 of them. Anthony's mother and her boyfriend have been charged with Anthony's murder.