EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county will pay $3 million to the father of a 4-year-old Ohio girl who died from abuse by her mother and the mother’s boyfriend.
Cleveland.com reports that the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Council is due to vote on the settlement Tuesday. It would resolve allegations that county social workers and employees at private day care centers failed to protect Aniya Day-Garrett.
The child died in March 2018 after suffering a stroke caused by a blow to the head. Aniya’s mother and her boyfriend were convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Aniya’s father, Mickhal Garrett, filed his suit in April 2019. The child’s mother and boyfriend were also named as defendants.
In response to Aniya’s death, the county has made several changes to its child welfare operations and protocols.