Civil Litigation: Texas DFPS Wrongly Accuses Parents of Depriving Children, Caseworker Lies Under Oath
Case: ITO S children [Cause 85840][Lamar County]
Result: Case Dismissed at First Hearing
Summary: The Texas Department of Childrens’ Protective Services claimed the parents of these three children neglected them by exposing them to controlled substances. The caseworker, Tiffany Massey, testified under oath that the school principal of one child had told her he had concerns the mother was abusing prescriptions drugs. Her only other evidence in support of her claim was hearsay testimony.
The judge dismissed the case, but Haslam had already interviewed the school principal and – knowing that he had denied ever making such a claim to Ms. Massey – collected an affidavit from him denying it under oath. When coupled with the transcript of Ms. Massey’s testimony, her aggravated perjury appears to be a an easy charge to bring and conviction to get for Lamar County District Attorney Gary Young. Time will tell.