SAN ANTONIO -- Texas child welfare authorities have dropped custody cases for 34 children from a polygamist group in West Texas.
A spokeswoman for Child Protective Services says the state filed paperwork on Thursday indicating it no longer needed court oversight of the 10 families involved. The judge agreed.
Spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner says the action doesn't necessarily end the agency's involvement with the families, but it means CPS believes the children can be safe without court oversight.
Texas authorities were forced by the state Supreme Court to return 440 children swept into foster care from a polygamist group's ranch in April but have continued to investigate.
They are seeking to put eight children back in foster care; roughly 400 other cases remain under review.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.