“Each the caseworker and the supervisor accountable for this case have been positioned on administrative obligation and could have no casework tasks as this assessment takes place,” DCFS stated in a four-page abstract detailing the company’s contact with the household again to 2012.
“DCFS will even be reviewing all circumstances which have been dealt with by these two workers.”
The dad and mom, Andrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham, face costs of first-degree homicide, aggravated battery and aggravated home battery and failure to report a lacking or little one dying, police stated. Freund Sr. additionally faces costs of concealment of homicidal dying.
The DCFS abstract launched Friday — primarily based on company data, studies and paperwork — stated caseworkers first had interactions with Cunningham in June and December of 2012, earlier than AJ was born. The company stated she was a foster dad or mum who had been accused of abusing pharmaceuticals and neglecting her foster little one. Each studies had been unfounded and expunged, the company stated.
The abstract additionally chronicled quite a few interactions between DCFS and AJ’s dad and mom after his start in October 2013, together with an investigation launched in December into the reason for a big bruise on the boy’s hip. AJ advised an investigator that the bruise was brought on after the household canine pawed him. He additionally advised a physician that “perhaps somebody hit me with a belt. Possibly mommy did not imply to harm me.” DCFS in January decided the report back to be unfounded as a consequence of a scarcity of proof.
“We can be totally clear with the general public as we search to handle any doable shortcomings on this incident and perceive how we will higher serve the state’s susceptible kids and households,” DCFS stated within the abstract.
A pathologist discovered that AJ died died from head trauma attributable to blunt pressure accidents, in response to a coroner’s report.
Police this week launched 63 pages of studies detailing quite a few 911 calls to Andrew’s residence in recent times.
AJ’s 4-year-old brother was within the household residence till this week, however is now residing with a foster dad or mum, in response to DCFS. He appeared wholesome and confirmed no seen indicators of abuse or neglect.