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10-day-old baby taken by CPS, lawsuit filed

by ksat.com

The League of United Latin American Citizens filed a federal lawsuit on Feb. 6 against Child Protective Services, alleging the department abused its power.

LULAC said that CPS took a 10-day-old baby away from its mother because of alleged drug use. The woman and baby did not test positive for drugs, but CPS still took the baby away.

Julie Marquez, with the LULAC Council in Seguin, said the case is nothing out of the ordinary for CPS.

“We have several cases … We have more than 10 cases. It’s the same M.O. over and over and over again. They withhold evidence and they abuse their discretion and they abuse their power,” Marquez said.

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