The federal lawsuit against CPS and individual caseworkers for the illegal taking of grandchildren from a fit grandmother continues to develop at a slow pace. Discovery is now taking place, and the case will move forward sometime in the near future. THSC Special Counsel for CPS issues, Chris Branson, tells us there is a very real chance that we will see the caseworkers, who took these illegal actions and lied to the court for almost a year to keep the grandchildren in foster care and away from their grandmother, held personally liable for these actions.
Chris was involved in the Gates case that resulted in a federal court ruling against the State of Texas and CPS for taking children from Gary and Melissa Gates without a court order. The ruling forced CPS to adopt a new policy and to issue a legal memorandum to all caseworkers warning them that if they removed children from a home without a court order, they would be personally liable.
The lawsuit against CPS is the first time that an effort has been made to hold such rogue caseworkers legally responsible for their horrible abuse of power. We continue to pray for a righteous outcome that will send a strong message to all CPS workers that they can and will be held to account for their abuse of authority.