DA opens criminal probe in death of 4-year-old

The Brooklyn district attorney has opened a criminal investigation into the city's actions in connection to the death of 4-year-old Marchella Pierce.Prosecutors say Pierce was

BROOKLYN - The Brooklyn district attorney has opened a criminal investigation into the city's actions in connection to the death of 4-year-old Marchella Pierce.

Prosecutors say Pierce was found dead in her Bed-Stuy apartment last month, severely underweight at only 18 pounds and with bruises on her body.

According to published reports, the investigation includes the Administration for Children's Services and outside social service providers that were responsible for the girl's well-being.

The Child Development Service Corporation (CDSC) says ACS did not make extra visits to the Pierce home as is standard procedure. ACS says it admits to making mistakes in the case, but places blame on the CDSC as well.

Pierce's mother, Carlotta Pierce, was arrested and charged with assault and reckless endangerment. An ACS caseworker and supervisor have also been suspended.

ACS admits mistakes in case of dead girl 2 ACS workers suspended following 4-year-old's death Funeral held for 4-year-old Bed-Stuy girlProsecutors: 4-year-old found dead was emaciated

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Eligible Brownsville residents have until May 24 to 1 Housing lottery deadline in Brownsville quickly approaching
The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its 2 Brooklyn Public Library gets 'wild' with new cards
3 VIDEO: Police precinct adopts cat as mascot
Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday 4 Bed-Stuy bodega shooting injures 2 people
5 Word on the Street: Reserved mall parking

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE