LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County Family Services Department employee has won his job back after being fired in connection with the death of a 7-year-old boy.
The county fired child abuse hotline employee Jadon Davis in January claiming he didn't respond properly to an abuse warning the day before Roderick "RJ" Arrington died last Nov. 30.
But an arbitrator awarded Davis his job back with back pay after finding he followed Child Protective Services policy to the letter when it came to prioritizing cases.
The Family Services Department issued a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal saying its reviews found "egregious errors" at the hotline level and that it stands by its decision to take disciplinary action against Davis.
Davis told KLAS-TV that he feels "numerous agencies failed" Arrington and not just Child Protective Services.
The child's mother and stepfather have been charged with murder in the death of the woman's son. Dina and Markiece Palmer are accused of beating the boy over unfinished homework and an unread Bible chapter.
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