The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services fired two executive officers on Tuesday — the same day the agency faced The Tennessean and other media outlets in court about access to child fatality records.
DCS Executive Director of Performance and Quality Alan Hall “was separated” from the state agency on Tuesday, according to DCS spokeswoman Molly Sudderth.
Executive Director of Family and Child Well-Being Debbie Miller lost her job as part of an ongoing restructuring of the department.
The media coalition is suing for access to investigation information related to children who had contact with DCS prior to their death. Davidson County Chancellor Carol McCoy is reviewing the case files to determine what can be made public, while balancing privacy rights for children and families.