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Ban Gregory Merritt from working in Child Protective Services!

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Gregory Merritt is one of those responsible for the death of 8 year old Gabriel Fernandez. 

"Gabriel Fernandez’s parents allegedly beat him to death after dousing the little boy with pepper spray, forcing him to eat his own vomit and locking him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth, according to court records. The boy’s mother and boyfriend are awaiting trial on charges of capital murder and a special circumstance of torture. They have pleaded not guilty.

Now, the Department of Children and Family Services supervisor who was fired after it was determined he “egregiously” missed opportunities to save the 8-year-old Palmdale boy is close to getting his job back.

Gregory Merritt was among those who decided to close Gabriel’s case shortly before his death even though he knew the boy had written a suicide note and had a BB gun pellet embedded in his chest. Yet he was not sent for medical treatment or mental health assessment, the lawyers said.

A civil service panel recently voted unanimously to reinstate Merritt, imposing a 30-day suspension in lieu of termination, the L.A. Times reported."

Please, sign this petition to let the world know that Gregory Merritt is NOT fit to work in Child Protective Services! He neglected this case and could have done more to prevent the death of this innocent child! Think of all the other children out there that could potentially be a case for Gregory Merritt. Please, help this little boy get justice. Mr. Merritt may not have directly murdered this child, but he could have saved his life if he did his job correctly! JUSTICE FOR GABRIEL!!


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