'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Ebony McCombs expected to see her son one last time before he was transferred from the District's youth rehabilitation agency. But when he asked to speak with police about things Perry C. White had told him, all that changed.
An 18-year-old ward of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services recently told staff at a juvenile detention facility he shot a senior-level agency administrator last year, according to agency documents and high-ranking union officials who represent DYRS workers.
A decision by Interim Director Neil A. Stanley of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) not to inform staff that its chief of detained services was shot and would be away from work has raised questions and concerns among employees that he avoided appropriate notification protocols.