Caseworkers sued in death of Grand Junction child

GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. (AP) - A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against four employees of the Mesa County Department of Human Services in connection to the death of an 11-month-old girl.

The Daily Sentinel reports that the four employees have been named in a federal civil lawsuit that was filed by the grandfather of Angel Place, who died in September 2014.

Angel died as a result of blunt-force injuries to the head nine weeks after she was placed in the care of her aunt and uncle.

The lawsuit alleges that the Department of Human Services child-protection workers should never have removed Angel from the care of her foster family.

Angel's aunt, Sydney White, was sentenced last November to 30 years in prison for the death.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

Copyright 2016 Associated Press


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