Mar 22, 2014 3:46 PM by Associated Press

2 Arizona child welfare investigators fired

PHOENIX (AP) - State officials say none of the cases handled by two fired child welfare investigators have been compromised.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that two investigators with the state Office of Child Welfare Investigations were dismissed after it was revealed their resumes had false or incomplete information.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Bowser says none of their cases are at risk of being invalidated.

Some attorneys, however, say false backgrounds of investigators who may have served as witnesses can raise credibility issues in criminal and juvenile court proceedings.

A group appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer currently working on legislation to make Child Protective Services a stand-alone agency has not yet figured out the role of the OCWI.

The group last week removed language from a draft giving police authority to investigators.


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