Official documents regarding the recent indictment of Martha "Bit" Whitaker, former regional director for Child Protective Services in Abilene, have directly linked her arrest to the case of Tiffany Klapheke.
A former regional director for Child Protective Services in Abilene was arrested Saturday, July 26 on a tampering with physical evidence charge in connection to a child death case.
Former regional director for Child Protective Services in Abilene Martha "Bit" Whitaker was arrested Saturday in connection to the Tiffany Klapheke child neglect case.
A former Child Protective Services supervisor has been fired. The agency continues to feel the impact from questions surrounding the investigation into the death of 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke, who died last August from apparent neglect.
Two employees at the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS) have been put on resigned in connection to the Tiffany Klapheke case.
Husband of woman accused of child neglect allegedly had an affair with CPS investigator assigned to the case
It has been confirmed that the Director of Child Protective Services has resigned.
During the hearing for Dyess Airman Christopher Perez in connection with
the Klapheke case, a member of the Family Advocacy group on Dyess Air
Force Base testified Monday that CPS actually closed their investigation
into the Klapheke family case six days before Tiffany found her
daughter dead in her crib.
Howard Baldwin, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Commissioner, announced his resignation on Thursday, saying his last day
will come at the end of the year.
Representatives from Child Protective Services report that a fourth CPS supervisor is under investigation by APD in connection with the Klapheke case, and has
been placed on emergency paid leave.
With three Child Protective Service workers on emergency leave and an ongoing investigation into the state agency by Abilene police, many are wondering what now happens to past cases worked by those employees. And the answer may be -- nothing.
The employees have been removed from their positions as the investigation continues.
According to the search warrant- three department supervisors are being investigated.
Abilene Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into a local Child Protective Services office and specifically, three supervisors following the death of a 22-month-old girl on Dyess Air Force Base.
APD Chief of Police Stan Standridge said his department has reason to believe CPS employees mishandled and tampered with important documents relating to their investigation into the toddler, and her 22-year-old mother, Tiffany Klapheke.
The Abilene Police Department executed a search warrant at
the local Child Protective Services office around 11 a.m. Tuesday Morning.
Watch the APD press conference regarding the execution of a search warrant at the local CPS office live.
The Abilene Police Department is executing a search warrant at the local CPS office.
Police Chief Stan Standridge confirms that the Abilene office of Child Protective Services is now under investigation.
The Abilene Police Department has taken the local CPS office under investigation after the case of Dyess mom,Tiffany Klapheke, whose neglect lead to the death of one of her children.