Rens. Co. executive calls for CPS review after infant's death

WNYT Staff
Created: December 12, 2019 05:11 PM

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin is seeking review of Child Protective Services in the county after the death of a six-week-old boy.

McLaughlin said he is asking the state Office of Children and Family Services to review Child Protective Services in the county.


It comes after just last week, Anthony Ojeda of Cohoes was charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of his six-week-old son.

Court documents revealed the baby ingested meth and Ojeda waited for hours to call for help.

Cohoes police have said Rensseleaer County Child Protective Services was involved with the child before he died, but did not say how they got involved.

In a statement released Thursday, McLaughlin said he has instructed CPS staff to cooperate and expedite any review by their state oversight agency.

McLaughlin also said he will be conducting an internal review of Rensselaer County Child Protective Services' actions and responses.

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