Swain DSS investigated for cover-up i...

Swain DSS investigated for cover-up in child's death

There are 10 comments on the Smoky Mountain News story from Mar 2, 2011, titled Swain DSS investigated for cover-up in child's death. In it, Smoky Mountain News reports that:

The Swain County Department of Social Services falsified records relating to the abuse and neglect of a 15-month-old baby who later died, according to an investigation by the Swain County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

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For the kids

Coudersport, PA

#1 Mar 8, 2011
I hope these DSS workers cant sleep at night! They failed this little girl now she is gone. They all should loss thier jobs over this.
dawn

United States

#2 Mar 9, 2011
For the kids wrote:
I hope these DSS workers cant sleep at night! They failed this little girl now she is gone. They all should loss thier jobs over this.
They will never be charged with anything.Maybe if "uncle" wasn't on the board of commissioners it may have gone in a different direction.Smith has admitted to falsifieng records and did so at the advise of his super!!Shouldn't the director have been doing follow ups on what her case workers are doing?
For the kids

Coudersport, PA

#3 Mar 9, 2011
No action taken? Look nothing new from DSS thats the same reason that little girl is gone. From no action taken.
Local

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2011
CPS is only interested in pursuing cases where there is little or nothing going on with the children. They find no reason to act so they require the family to jump hurdles that will totally destroy the family, either financially or emotionally to the point that they can find a reason to substantiate. They are not satisfied until they totally disolve the family unit before they let up. CPS creates a situation so they then have a reason to intervene. This is why they don't have time to look at the cases where children are truly in danger. Or they are intimidated by the perpetrators or money talks in some instances. The SBI needs to investigate this while they are at it.
lots to read

AOL

#5 Jun 22, 2011
dawn wrote:
<quoted text>They will never be charged with anything.Maybe if "uncle" wasn't on the board of commissioners it may have gone in a different direction.Smith has admitted to falsifieng records and did so at the advise of his super!!Shouldn't the director have been doing follow ups on what her case workers are doing?
But it also states the Director knew what the supervisor told Smith and when he questioned the director as to why he was to write false info, she told him to get out.
dawn

Franklin, NC

#6 Jun 23, 2011
Can't help but wonder how many other cases have been falsified !! In my opinion Ms. Cagle should be replaced !! How can she be trusted to do this job ?? How many more children will be abused or lose their lives before this dept. is cleaned up ... Also wonder how many more of her family members have received assistance ... Her uncle owned a business and his wife works a fulltime job not to mention he receives per cap and is a commisioner ....
dawn

Marble, NC

#7 Jun 24, 2011
Well they got rid of one problem at DSS by firing Tammy Cagle .. How long will it take to figure out some more need to be replaced ??

“Resist”

Since: Apr 09

Bryson City

#8 Jun 25, 2011
dawn wrote:
Well they got rid of one problem at DSS by firing Tammy Cagle .. How long will it take to figure out some more need to be replaced ??
She was fired for insubordination and conduct unbecoming a state employee/officer?
Really?
That's not criminal but ordering falsification of documents is.
That stinks and stinks bad. It's done, just like that?

Now how about Steve Moon's qualification for aid while a sitting commissioner and business owner.
Will the good ole boy commissioner network pursue that?

Somehow I think they want it to just quietly go away and be forgotten by election time. You get what you vote for.
dawn

United States

#9 Jun 25, 2011
Tar and Feathers wrote:
<quoted text>
She was fired for insubordination and conduct unbecoming a state employee/officer?
Really?
That's not criminal but ordering falsification of documents is.
That stinks and stinks bad. It's done, just like that?
Now how about Steve Moon's qualification for aid while a sitting commissioner and business owner.
Will the good ole boy commissioner network pursue that?
Somehow I think they want it to just quietly go away and be forgotten by election time. You get what you vote for.
Just maybe this will wake some of the "good ole boys" up !!! Probably not but it's a thought !!
Scrooge 1960

Sapphire, NC

#10 Jul 6, 2011
I think all that DSS employees that were involved with changing records should be charged and let a jury decide guilty or not.I personal think all involved are guilty,and responsible for the death of the little girl and her aunt should also be charged and let the jury determine her fate also.A little time in central prison would wake some of them up, and prove they are not God,and there is law in the land,if the law has the guts,let alone find the evidence to bring charges.

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