Under the previous policy, medical staff did not need to provide pregnant patients with any written information on a toxicology test or obtain their signatures to perform one.
Rysheim Smith, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder, first- and second-degree manslaughter, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lawmakers have introduced a flurry of bills aimed at securing parents’ rights in a system that overwhelmingly investigates black and Latino families.
'You are institutionally allowing for a process that is very questionable when it comes to consent to dictate the lives of these women and their children.'
A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge called video of the arrest a 'horrific scene that was broadcast all over the United States.'
Elected officials are calling for an investigation into the 'appalling' arrest of a Brooklyn mother, after video surfaced of police officers attempting to rip the woman's infant child from her arms
'When I informed the Mayor that DOI was obligated to make its findings public he yelled at me, accused me of trying to bring his administration down,' Peters said.
A NYC woman was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Alabama on Thursday and charged in the death of her five-year-old son in Queens last year.
The horrifying deaths of six year-old Zymere Perkins and three year-old Jaden Jordan in 2016 provoked outrage over the handling of the children's cases by the ACS.
Police are investigating the deaths of Olivia and Micah Gee as homicides.
The audit found that ACS continues to do business with foster care providers that have allowed children in their care to be abused or neglected.
ACS and City Hall strongly disagreed with the findings.
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