In the Matter of MS, FH# 2017-1202
Reversed - DCF did not have a reasonable cause to support a finding of physical abuse because there was insufficient evidence that Appellant mother pushing her child into a room caused her child to sustain physical injury. Appellant pushed the child after a struggle over the child's backpack containing marijuana.The child had a small cut and bump on her scalp, but she did not need medical treatment and there was no evidence that Appellant caused the injuries. Evidence was insufficient to make a finding that any action of Appellant created a substantial risk of harm to her child.
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