Lawsuit says DCS removed children from home under false claims

Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis couple has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Child Services alleging the agency removed their two young children from their home under false pretenses, putting them in foster care for months.

The lawsuit claims the children were taken after their father was wrongfully accused in 2018 of sexually abusing the daughter.

The mother argues DCS refused to acknowledge any exculpatory evidence that was presented and believes her ability to take care of her children was brought into question because she is disabled.

The suit claims DCS sought a voluntary dismissal of the case just days before they were to appear in court to argue the allegations.

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