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Shani Smith

(Source: CBS4)

Plea Agreement Reached In Case Of Mother Who Left Child In Car

A plea agreement was reached in the case of a mother whose child died after he was left in a hot car in a driveway.

05/28/2014

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

DCF Responds To CBS4 Investigation

Less than 24 hours after CBS4 and its news partner at the Miami Herald broke the story of Department of Children and Families investigator Shani Smith not having certification to be an investigator, both DCF and Smith’s attorney’s have responded to the story.

CBS4–07/03/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Investigator in Child’s Death Lacked State Certification

After 11-month-old Bryan Osceola died in a sweltering hot car in May – accidentally left in the vehicle by his mother – state officials made their own startling discovery: The person responsible for ensuring the child’s safety wasn’t a certified investigator.

CBS4–07/02/2013

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

Oversight Board Wonders Whether Baby’s Death Reveals Systemic Problems At DCF

The Department of Children and Families is considering a system of “rotating supervisors” after the death of an 11-month-old Kendall boy prompted a closer look at the agency and the protective investigator responsible for his case.

06/07/2013

Facing Aouth Florida: Inside The DCF (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Inside The DCF

CBS4’s Jim DeFede sits down with former Department of Children and Families case investigator Shani Smith to discuss problems she perceives in the department.

06/02/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Worker Resigns After Child Dies In Hot Car

A DCF worker accused of allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with the death of her son after leaving him in the car resigned her position Thursday.

CBS Miami–05/30/2013

Catalina Bruno (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Mother Accused Of Killing Baby Cries Like Baby In Court

Wearing a red, “high profile” prisoner jumpsuit, Catalina Bruno wept uncontrollably in a Miami-Dade Courtroom Wednesday.

05/29/2013

Shani Smith, the DCF worker fired for allegedly falsifying documents when investigating a woman charged with killing her son, denies allegations. (Source: CBS4)

DCF Worker Fired For Allegedly Falsifying Documents Speaks Out

Shani Smith, the DCF worker facing termination for allegedly falsifying documents after investigating a woman who has been charged with killing her son after leaving him in the car, is denying the accusations against her.

05/28/2013

Catalina Bruno (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

DCF Worker Fired As Investigation Into Infant’s Death Continues

The social worker assigned to investigate Catalina Bruno, the woman accused of killing her son after leaving him in the car, has been fired.

CBS4–05/23/2013

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