DCS chief James Payne fought his own ...

DCS chief James Payne fought his own agency over family matter

There are 21 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 22, 2012, titled DCS chief James Payne fought his own agency over family matter. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Department of Child Services Director James W. Payne waged a behind-the-scenes fight to discredit and derail his agency's recommendations in a child neglect case that involved his grandchildren.

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Lafayette Journal Courier

Decatur, IN

#23 Sep 26, 2012
Daniels, in accepting Payne’s resignation, blasted critics for using the situation for political gain. Still, if the governor didn’t know about Payne’s personal case being handled by the department, Daniels should be asking why he didn’t.
Daniels’ comments after the resignation made it sound as if he was willing to let Payne off the hook. But Payne was correct that it would be difficult to operate the highly personal affairs of DCS with his own case casting a shadow.

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