- August 7, 2019—Pardo Case Highlights CPS Lawlessness
August 7, 2019
CPS Argues to Appellate Court that Pardo Family has Nothing to Complain AboutOn August 2nd, Appellate attorneys for the Pardo family filed two motions with the Dallas Court of Appeals. The first was a motion to suspend the District Court’s order giving CPS custody of the Pardo child.
This was requested as the family awaits the court’s ruling on the second motion which was a petition for mandamus asking the Court of Appeals to overturn the Judge’s ruling completely and return the child to the family.
Later that same day, the Court issued a demand that CPS respond to the motion to stay by 5 p.m. on August 5th, and respond to the request for writ of mandamus by August 12th. This is excellent news!
Writs of mandamus are very often simply denied without comment. The fact that the Court issued a demand for a response from CPS on both motions means the Court is taking this very seriously.
In their response to the motion to suspend, CPS argued that because CPS is giving Drake the same medical care his parents would have, Drake’s parents have nothing to complain about and there is no reason for Drake to be returned home.
In other words, CPS argued that removing Drake from his family did not harm Drake in any way and that since the parents and CPS had all agreed on the same medical care for Drake, there was no reason he should be removed from state custody of CPS.
This gives us a view into the mind of CPS; ripping a 4-year-old, medically fragile child from his parents is not a big deal as long as the child continues to receive adequate medical care. CPS admitted, in extreme detail, that Ashley and Daniel were already planning to give Drake the exact medical treatment that the state believes Drake needs. Nevertheless, they argue that they should get to keep Drake anyway.
Please continue to pray for the safety of the child and for the family as they deal with such a horrific situation. Sign the petition to Gov. Abbott asking him to prioritize CPS reform so that this type of abuse does not happen to other Texas families.
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