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.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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