Cops stop CPS from taking grandkids
The Ellis County Press
MIDLOTHIAN – Connie Moody’s grandchildren were threatened for removal by Child Protective Services until they met three Midlothian police officers who knew Moody, according to testimony given at a CPS compliance hearing Monday, Jan. 5.
Two of the officers, Dustin Compton and Chris Simmons, were called out to Moody’s house on Clinton Lane in Midlothian in late October to act as witnesses to CPS’ Christina Fewin’s attempts to remove Moody’s grandchildren.
During the court hearing before Ellis County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Greg Wilhelm, CPS admitted a provision in court documents only recommended the grandchildren’s removal. Moody alleged CPS of claiming they had a court order to remove them.
However, the officers looked at Fewin’s paperwork, Moody said, and told her it was "just a piece of paper, not a court order."
Moody then told Judge Wilhelm and the courtroom that Fewin had threatened the officers with interference with a court order and the law if they refused to allow the removal.
CPS later left the scene, Moody said, whose 12-year-old son was at the center of the dispute Monday.
Moody and her ex-husband, James Johnson, were both ordered to take required counseling classes so 12-year-old Christian could facilitate contact again with his mom, who he has not seen in over 90 days.
Wilhelm, a Republican appointed to the bench in 2007 after Judge Bob Carroll’s retirement, stressed the importance of the son re-connecting with his mom, despite CPS testimony Monday Christian told them he did not want any contact with her.
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