From Myls Dobson to Zymere Perkins, child abuse caseloads continue to rise
Barely a week after Mayor de Blasio arrived at City Hall, New Yorkers awoke to news of 4-year-old Myls Dobson, beaten and tortured to death by a friend of his father.
The mayor immediately ordered his new child welfare commissioner to find out who had dropped the ball.
The mayor gave Gladys Carrion, commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services, one week.
On Jan. 17, 2014, Carrion stood next to the mayor in City Hall, dumping all of ACS’ dirty laundry into public view. Yes, she admitted, ACS caseworkers had repeatedly looked into allegations of abuse, but deemed the cases unfounded after a friend watching Myls told them the boy’s father wasn’t available because he was working late.