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Mother of the Year Runner-Up

Chicago, Ill., police were summoned to check out an apparently drunk woman, holding her 3-month-old baby “as if she had a football under her armpit.” Officers say Jamie L. Riley, 27, was indeed drunk. Riley told them she had been drinking vodka, “celebrating with my husband because DCFS dropped their investigation.” The city’s Department of Children and Family Services confirmed they had been investigating the woman for child neglect. Riley was charged with endangering the health and life of a child and disorderly conduct. The infant, who was injured in the incident, was taken to a hospital — and into protective custody — and the DCFS has opened a new investigation. (RC/Chicago Sun-Times) ...The telling part isn’t the second investigation, but that the first one was closed out.
Original Publication Date: 05 December 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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