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Orange County agency should issue an apology

Re “O.C. to Pay $2 Million in Child-Abuse Case,” Aug. 16

As a lifelong resident of Orange County, it angers me that my tax dollars will be used to pay for the incompetence of the county’s Department of Children and Family Services. For nine years these two children suffered because this agency failed to investigate allegations of abuse. There is a derogatory but in this case apt phrase used to describe “foster child,” and that is “throw away child.” Unfortunately, the Department of Children and Family Services did just that with these children. The least this agency could do, for the public that is paying for its mistakes, is to issue an explanation and a public apology.

MARK TACKETT

Fullerton

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