SF agency admits failure to spot abuse

November 30, 2008 6:16:00 PM PST
The head of San Francisco's Human Services Agency admits they failed to spot child abuse in the case of a 15-year old girl who was tortured and starved to death.

Jazzmin Davis was found dead at the Antioch home of her foster mother Shemeeka Davis, who is also her aunt.

Davis has been charged with her murder.

Antioch police said it was the worst case of child abuse they'd seen.

An investigation by the Contra Costa Times found the child welfare worker who was assigned to Jazzmin violated state law when she did not obtain regular reports from the girl's doctors and therapists.