Children’s Advocacy Group, Inc., the attorneys who represent foster youth in the county of San Bernardino, went to court this morning to ask a juvenile court judge for a cease and desist order against Fox 11 Los Angeles. At issue is the news agency’s ongoing investigative report into child abuse and child deaths in San Bernardino County.
Children’s Advocacy Group, Inc., claims the reports are putting the dead children’s siblings at risk. The group also asked for all documents and photos to be returned to the San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services (CFS). The photos that Fox News aired were graphic and especially damning.
The judge declined to issue the order, questioning whether the court had jurisdiction to issue such an order. By filing the motion in juvenile court rather than a regular superior court, Children’s Advocacy Group, Inc., effectively blocked most media from access to their filings as those matters are confidential. Like the county, they appear to be trying to keep this matter under wraps.
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