ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas police chief says he's almost ready to present evidence about his investigation into a state child protection agency after a toddler's death at Dyess Air Force Base.
Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge says the McLennan County District Attorney's Office in Waco recently was appointed as the special prosecutor in the case.
A 22-month-old girl died in August from malnutrition and dehydration, and her two sisters were hospitalized. A Child Protective Services spokeswoman has said a worker investigating medical neglect allegations closed the case without the required final visit, just six days before the toddler died.
Police also are investigating possible CPS evidence tampering after the girl's death. Four CPS workers in Abilene are on leave.
The children's mother, Tiffany Nicole Klapheke, faces three child injury charges.