Highly biased Child Protective Services interview with father in custody battle.
From the guy himself:
This video was taken during an hour long interrogation of me, microanalysing my every otherwise perfectly normal interactions with my daughter, and somehow trying to spin it to make it look evil and incompetent. These were not helpful suggestions or counseling, but edicts imposed upon threat of, and in fact the eventual, removal of my daughter from my life, which they did 5 days after this video was taken.
Their charges consisted of my going to McDonalds with my daughter (5 times in three months), having chicken McNuggets, letting her have sugar-free soda and decaf coffee, weighing her on our bathroom scale, and responding to her alarming symptoms to an unknown medication by trying to look it up on the internet with her.
For this, they filed a petition in Family Court and took her away from me, slapped a restraining order on me to stay away from her, and effectively gave her mother custody without a custody trial. It should be noted that none of the things they charged me with constitute neglect, and are in fact normal parenting discretions and care that millions of parents do with their kids every day.
The fact that this specious court action against me was effected right in the middle of a custody dispute was no accident, and was timed to affirmatively interfere in that proceeding, so as to prejudice the proceedings against me, and give de facto custody to the mother.
It might be noted that this particular charge was eventually overturned, dismissed and sealed on administrative appeal, but only after months of my child being taken away from me during which time I was viewed by all I knew as a suspected child abuser. It might also be noted that it was the second of three cases CPS has, so far, launched against me, all either dismissed or found in my favor.
Listen to the CPS agent right here:
"your wife does not have to tell you about any medical needs that your child has"
Now, I understand what the CPS agent was improperly trying to say was “Your wife is not legally required by law to inform you of any medical information concerning your child”. Unfortunately she appears to have worded her intended message very poorly. I also feel that throughout the entire meeting she was very unprofessional and responded to the father’s opinions in a biased manner while also failing to action any of his concerns. Especially since she’s in no way legally prevented from sharing medical information either. This seemingly articulate and intelligent man would have to be pretty awful to warrant that sort of treatment, but being that awful typically precludes any sort of custody at all. I can’t think of any halfway decent reason why anyone should be allowed to hide the medical history of a 7 and a half year old from a parent who still has custody or visits of any kind. Or more importantly, why they’d feel there would be any benefit to the child from doing so.
You can tell from her body language, she had it out for him from the onset. He was only concerned because his daughter said her heart was hurting. That is not normal for a seven year old.
This man was being treated like a criminal for being worried about his daughter.