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At a glance: Accusations against two Oklahoma DHS in Serenity Deal case

These are some of the accusations against two Oklahoma DHS workers in the Serenity Deal case.
Oklahoman Published: September 12, 2011


Accusations against DHS workers

These are some of the accusations against two Department of Human Services workers in the Serenity Deal case. The accusations are in their notices of proposed discharge. The workers say the accusations are based on inaccurate information.

• No investigation on who would provide child care while father was at work.

• Did not question father's ex-girlfriend, who claims he “sold drugs the entire six years she was with him.” The ex-girlfriend did not let him see their three children.

• No attempt to verify father's claims of relatives in Oklahoma City who could help him. No check of employment patterns and income.

• No check of father's court records. Father had extensive court-related background in four counties that would have raised safety concerns.

• Failed to inform court that father did not take girl to get medical care after she suffered injuries in early January.

• Failed to provide court photos of child's subsequent injuries on Jan. 21. Failed to tell court those injuries were described as two black eyes and a bruised and swollen face on the left side. Failed to make sure court got medical report from hospital that indicated Serenity was seen there for possible abuse.

• Failed to provide district attorney with complete information that could have led to criminal charges against father over Serenity's injuries in January.


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