Last night on the Six O’Clock News, CBS in Chicago festured a heretofore unknown October 22nd letter from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally criticizing the Department of Children and Family Services for inaction in the AJ Freund case.
The letter was sent to State Senator Steve McClure, who before entering the legislature, was an Assistant Sangamon County State’s Attorney, plus to a State Representative whose name was not revealed by WBBM.
In his letter, Kenneally is reported to have concluded that DCFS services in McHenry County have “gotten worse” since AJ was killed.
He points to “a lack of accountability for inadequate perfomance” as the “root” cause.
Kenneally outlines three subsequent cases where DCFS has failed.
“To illustrate this point, consider the fact that, six months later, DCFS has yet to determine, one way or the other, whether any corrective or disciplinary action is warranted for its response to the December, 2018 complaint involving AJ Freund,” Kenneally observed,
That’s in spite of the face that the DCFS Inspector General, according to the Chicago Tribune, recommended the firing of AJ caseworker Carlos Acosta, a McHenry County Board member, and Kathleen Gold, and their supervisor Andrew Polovin.