DHS supervisor in Serenity Deal case fired

A DHS supervisor involved in the Serenity Deal case has been fired. Pottawatomie County supervisor Jennifer Shawn was notified Thursday morning.

BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer Modified: September 15, 2011 at 10:52 am •  Published: September 15, 2011

Th
e girl was placed with her father, Sean Devon Brooks, even though she was injured twice in January during overnight visits with him. DHS was involved because Serenity's mother had been accused of molesting a boy. Brooks, 31, now is charged with first-degree murder. He had not known he was the girl's father until she was 3. DHS officials said the discharge notice shows the agency had “required practices in place that, if followed, would have given Shawn and other workers a clearer picture of Sean Brooks, his relationship with his family and other children, his abilities to parent, and his past behaviors and propensity to violence.” “These practices have been proven successful,” DHS spokeswoman Sheree Powell said.
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