Child protection workers and care providers failed to work together for more than a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, according to records.
Updated: January 18, 2015, - 12:27 PM
The manner of Kendrea Johnson's death cannot be determined, Brooklyn Park police said, but records show investigators strongly considered the possibility of suicide.
Updated: January 14, 2015, - 11:04 PM
The Legislature gets plans to push a harder line in state’s protection system.
Updated: January 08, 2015, - 11:31 PM
State justices heard arguments in dispute between Star Tribune and state-created insurer.
Updated: January 05, 2015, - 07:44 PM
Star Tribune request of state-created insurance company triggers an “open-records” dispute.
Updated: January 02, 2015, - 07:34 PM
Kendrea Johnson, 6, who died after she was found unresponsive with a jump rope around her neck, had been in foster care for the last 11 months, court records show. According to a social worker’s report, Kendrea had an “outgoing personality,” but the “foster care provider [had] been having a difficult time trying to keep her safe.”
Updated: December 30, 2014, - 02:15 PM
Legislators want to change bill they voted for, saying they didn’t know it would restrict past abuse reports.
Updated: December 26, 2014, - 02:28 PM
More than 30 changes are planned to improve state’s child protection system.
Updated: December 12, 2014, - 10:48 PM
The 23-month-old's death is likely to loom large at state task force meeting Friday morning to ready its recommendations.
Updated: December 12, 2014, - 12:26 AM