DCF Investigator in Child’s Death Lacked State CertificationAfter 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.
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.
Facing South Florida: Inside The DCFCBS4's Jim DeFede sits down with former Department of Children and Families case investigator Shani Smith to discuss problems she perceives in the department.
DCF Worker Resigns After Child Dies In Hot CarA 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.
Mother Accused Of Killing Baby Cries Like Baby In CourtWearing a red, "high profile" prisoner jumpsuit, Catalina Bruno wept uncontrollably in a Miami-Dade Courtroom Wednesday.
DCF Worker Fired For Allegedly Falsifying Documents Speaks OutShani 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.
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.

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