Issac Brothers-Bartholomew died at 18 months old on Nov. 6, and four of his six siblings were hospitalized for malnourishment.
Immediately afterward, state officials said they planned to conduct a thorough investigation of the agency.
The Brothers-Bartholomew family first popped up on Erie County social workers’ radar in 2007, when they moved to a Risden Road home in Vermilion Township from Cuyahoga County.
In February 2009 a Cuyahoga County-ordered protective custody order expired, stripping Erie County social workers of their right to walk in the family’s home at will.
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