Departmental shakeup underway at ACS after Bed-Stuy girl's death

The death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown has critics of the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) calling for a change.On Wednesday, ACS Commissioner John Mattingly announced a departmental

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2006, 1:47 PM

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Departmental shakeup underway at ACS after Bed-Stuy girl's death
The death of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown has critics of the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) calling for a change.On Wednesday, ACS Commissioner John Mattingly announced a departmental shake up. Mattingly says six workers have been either disciplined or suspended. He also stated that further suspensions or firings have not been ruled out pending the investigation into how Brown's case was handled. The news comes after Nixzmary was found beaten to death in her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. Her stepfather, Cesar Rodriguez, is accused of binding, beating and molesting her. Rodriguez, along with the girl?s mother, is charged with second-degree murder and a host of other charges.Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) has been critical of the case saying that the city failed to intervene even though it knew of problems in the home. Two supervisors and a children?s protective worker in the case will be suspended immediately without pay, pending disciplinary hearings.
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