Currently Suing Indiana CpsBack in march of 2010 my children made me aware of the fact their mothers live in boyfriend was abusing them.
I immediately called Indiana CPS and reported everything my children had told me regarding the abuse and despite their mandate to investigate all claims within 24 hours I was blown off and told I have to provide physical evidence before they will investigate. After explaining to this social worker that I live 600 miles away and have part time custody of my children during the months they aren't in school as well as holidays and pleading for their help the worker swiftly hung the phone up. I then called a friend who worked in the local police department in Indiana and told him what my children said and what CPS told me. He stated that they are legally bound to investigate and to try again. So thats what I did, yet I got the same response and they hung up again! 13 days later I have local police officers contact me telling me my children have been murdered by their abuser. After having to bury my 8year old and 5 year old I spoke out to the press about the situation with CPS, who by the way claim I never called them. In fact they have gone so far as to destroy the recordings they have to legally make on the abuse hotline trying to cover their tracks. Lucky for me I have my phone records which by the way opened the door to get theirs which show where they were indeed contacted by myself. To make a long story short The law suit was officially placed in sept. 2010 against CPS, the murder and also against the children's mother who by the way I also contacted with the information of my 2 children stating they were being abused. I truly believe if CPS had investigated my children would be alive!! Yet they pick and choose what cases they want to take on and allow children such as mine to be murdered. There is a LOT of qualified immunity to get around with suing CPS but it can be done, keep your records keep your days straight and above all get a lawyer who specializes with such cases preferably one who is in a different town to avoid the buddy issues. As of right now the suit is still in full swing and CPS is trying to stick with their statements saying they have no recollection of the calls. Whether they recall it or not phone records don't lie and they will have to give account before a jury as to why they failed to investigate. Oh and by the way 4 more children in that area have since died after CPS was called and they decided to ignore the call because it was made by a father instead of a mother. 6 children total around the evansville area were allowed to die because CPS will not follow their own mandate INVESTIGATE ALL COMPLAINTS OF ABUSE WITHIN 24 HOURS!