How Minnesota's child protection system exposes kids to more abuse, neglect
November 6, 2023
Every year, Minnesota judges remove thousands of endangered children from their parents' care. They often do so after county workers have documented horrific acts of abuse and neglect.
Most of those children are eventually sent back home.
Some don't survive the reunion.
A 2-year-old girl was beaten to death by her mother when she wouldn't stop crying at bedtime.
A 17-year-old girl died by suicide after enduring years of physical and sexual abuse by her parents.