Prosecutor says state failed to protect child who died

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Marion County prosecutor says state child welfare workers will be questioned about why a 3-year-old girl was returned to an abusive home where she died.

Prosecutor Carl Brizzi says while it's too early to say he'll begin a criminal investigation into the actions of state workers, he believes it's clear the system failed TaJanay Bailey of Indianapolis.

The girl died Tuesday, the same day a national advocacy group honored the child protection efforts of the administration of Gov. Mitch Daniels.

A judge on Friday entered not guilty pleas for the girl's mother and her boyfriend on murder and neglect charges.

There was no immediate response from the Indiana Department of Child Services to Brizzi's comments.


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