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In-Depth at 6:30 -- Minnesota Father says Kids were Legally Kidnapped

April 25, 2018 07:06 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- We are following up tonight on that lawsuit filed by a group of parents at the state capitol this week who say Minnesota child protection services is doing more harm than good in some cases.
The lawsuit is being led by a parent who says the laws are unconstitutionally broad and vague.
He lost his children for 22-months, taken by child protective services based on allegations and the discretion of social workers.

Dwight Mitchell says he didn't see his three sons for close to two years.
And he says it's all because of false allegations of abuse.
His case is complex, but it stems from a spanking incident in 2014, during which Mitchell says he was merely disciplining his child, not abusing him.
He alleges that unconstitutionally vague and overbroad child protection laws allowed Minnesota child protective services and Dakota county social services to take his kids away from him based solely on allegations and social worker discretion.

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