‘Basically torture’: Child abuse case causes outrage
This story begins with a knock on the door.
It was Oct. 28, 2013, when Fort Collins police officers went to a run-down, cluttered home at the intersection of Trilby Road and College Avenue to assist with a welfare check. Child welfare case workers had gone to the residence the day prior, but nobody answered.
They left and and came back the next day with law enforcement.
Leah Dyer unwillingly opened the door that Monday.
And police saw the little girl.
She was playing with toys and watching a movie in the living room while her father cooked a late lunch. The officers approached the girl, whose head police later said would “flop forward.”