Deseret News – More FLDS custody cases could be dropped by Texas

Texas child welfare authorities will not say if they plan to drop more cases involving children taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s YFZ Ranch.

“Those decisions will be made as we complete individual investigations,” Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner said Thursday.

CPS recently filed to nonsuit 32 cases involving children where it has either no evidence of abuse or it believes the parents have taken sufficient steps to protect children from abuse.

“We’re glad to see that CPS recognizes that these mothers are good parents who love their children and are going to do what they need to do to protect their children,” said Cynthia Martinez with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, which represents four mothers whose cases have been nonsuited.

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