- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services in New York City has resigned.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the retirement of Gladys Carrion in a statement on Monday.

The mayor said her “leadership and reforms have ushered in a heightened level of accountability and performance” at ACS. He appointed her to the position three years ago.

De Blasio said a search for her replacement is underway.

The city’s child welfare agency has come under fire over recent cases.

In October, nine officials and employees of the agency were suspended or placed on modified assignment in connection with the death of a 6-year-old Harlem boy.

Prosecutors say the boy underwent months of abuse by his mother and her boyfriend.

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