ACS commissioner admits her agency ‘can’t keep every child safe’
The head of the agency responsible for keeping kids safe broke her silence on Tuesday, admitting the city can’t protect every child.
The tearful surrender comes more than a week after the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins, who was found with bruises on his body in Harlem. Little Zymere died despite several abuse complaints that were mishandled by the Administration for Children’s Services — an agency that boasts a $2.9 billion budget.
“We keep children safe, but we can’t keep every child safe,” ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrion whispered in an WNBC-TV interview.