Here is yet another case where Child Protective Services failed. Six year old Jacob was the son of Benny Gibson and Jennifer Paul. In this case Child Protective Services had visited the home of Benny and Jennifer on more than one occasion to check on allegations that the couple were abusing their son, Jacob. Every time, CPS investors claim they could not obtain enough evidence to verify the allegations. Jacob died on Aug. 14th, days after he was taken to the hospital unconscious and suffering from seizures.
Benny and Jennifer were first investigated in 2005 and opened a case as recently as July this past year. The records that were release on Monday show that CPS workers were constantly in and around the apartment of Benny and Gibson, yet the investigators failed to find evidence that Benny and Jennifer were abusing the boy. Investigators found that Jacob was treated differently than his sisters were treated. They said that the father (Benny) was like a drill sergeant with the boy. In 2010, after an allegation that the left side of Jacob’s face was swollen, Jacob was scarred to death of his father. The father (Benny) was never seen hitting Jacob, but what was observed was the fathers use of the box for punishment. Benny would force Jacob to stand at attention in a 2×2 foot box when he misbehaved.
The investigation into Jacob’s swollen face (GET THIS) was CLOSED when a case manager visited their home and found Jacob and the other children in good shape. The case manager wrote that Jacobs face was still injured but Benny and Jennifer said that Jacob fell. A supervisor from CPS approved this case to be closed considering there was no safety factor.
In 2007 Jacob and at least one of his siblings were placed in foster care. After a visit with Benny and Jennifer, Jacobs foster family noticed bruises on Jacob’s legs, yet the case manager that visited with Benny and Jennifer and found that Benny and Jennifer were not at fault.
Now you tell me how CPS found nothing. The fact that Jacob was scarred to death of his father should have been the first alarm. What does CPS just talk to the parents and believe everything they said? I would like to know how after all these allegations CPS still found nothing. The incompetence of CPS is costing children their lives and this should be an outrage to everyone.
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