- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s child welfare agency had come under fire in a state report that slams its handling of the case of a 6-year-old Harlem boy who was beaten to death.

The state Office of Children and Family Services detailed multiple failings by the Administration for Children’s Services and ordered Mayor Bill de Blasio to appoint an independent monitor to oversee the agency.

On Tuesday, the mayor said he would appoint a monitor. The move comes one day after the agency’s commissioner resigned. The mayor also said three ACS officials had been fired.

Zymere Perkins died Sept. 26 after what prosecutors say was months of abuse by his mother and her boyfriend in their Harlem apartment. Both were arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

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