TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The state child welfare system says it plans
some policy changes after a Tampa father was accused of killing his
The Florida Department of Children and Families said Friday it
would improve oversight and follow-up of its cases, review all home
studies for families with young children and make other tweaks in
the aftermath of the death of Ronderique Anderson.
Ronderique's father, 23-year-old Dwayne Poole, is charged with
first-degree murder. Investigators say he threw his son on a bed,
and the child's head hit a dresser or wall. He died Feb. 5 after
four days on life support.
The child welfare department had been involved in Ronderique's
life since shortly after his birth.
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