source: PR Newswire
published: 16 May 2022
The parents of Amari Boone continue to seek justice for their son, a North Texas toddler who was killed in April 2020 while under the watch of his temporary foster care placement.
The amended lawsuit, filed in May during National Foster Care Month, names Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is responsible for the state’s foster care system as the head of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), as a defendant. The suit also cites new details of how the private foster care organization our community. our kids. and the state of Texas failed Amari.
The Boone Family claims Amari’s death was preventable if our community. our kids., its employees and contractors, and DFPS had followed safety protocols, proper supervision, and timely intervention.
Amari Boone was just 3 years old when he died after his third visit to the emergency room at Cook Children’s Hospital just 40 days into his temporary foster care placement under the supervision of our community. our kids. An autopsy confirmed he suffered from a severe brain injury, and his death was ruled a homicide.