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Newark, New Jersey / Child Abuse Case / Investigation / Harris Interview #719157

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 09, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jamie Colby) The arrest of Sherry Murphy, the woman who was caring for the boys, one of whom died, in Newark, New Jersey, featured; details given of the charges against her. [Mayor Sharpe JAMES†, cab driver Jean Claude DESOURSES†- explain how Murphy was found & arrested.] The state's firing of the case worker in this case discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Exclusive taped interview held with New Jersey department of human services commissioner Gwendolyn Harris† about the Newark abuse case. [From Trenton, HARRIS†- says the events were preventable & the children could have been protected; explains why the case supervisor was suspended; states there are systemic issues in the decision-making processes & policies; outlines the social services' reaction to the death of the young boy.]

Brown, Aaron;
Colby, Jamie

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