haters Officials Saw Signs of ‘Abuse,’ ‘Neglect’ in Black Children Killed in SUV Crash But Did Not Intervene Oregon DHS officials were also aware of previous allegations of abuse in another state.
Officials Saw Signs of ‘Abuse,’ ‘Neglect’ in Black Children Killed in SUV Crash But Did Not Intervene
Oregon DHS officials were also aware of previous allegations of abuse in another state.
Kaitlyn D’Onofrio April 25, 2018
Officials were aware of signs of abuse and neglect but said there was “no identified safety threat” in the home of the six Black children who were adopted by Jennifer and Sarah Hart, according to records from the Oregon Department of Human Services. They also knew that Jennifer Hart had been accused of abuse when the family was living in Minnesota.
The Hart family’s SUV was driven off a cliff in California in March. The bodies of Jennifer and Sarah Hart and four of their six adopted children (Markis, 19; Jeremiah and Abigail, both 14; and Cierra, 12), who are all Black, have since been found. Fifteen-year-old Devonte and 16-year-old Hannah are still missing and feared to be dead.
“Unable to determine, which means there are some indications of child abuse or neglect, but there is insufficient data to conclude that there is reasonable cause to believe that child abuse or neglect occurred,” the report reads….https://www.diversityinc.com/news/officials-saw-signs-of-abuse-neglect-in-black-children-killed-in-suv-crash-but-did-not-intervene