Cops probe handling of NY boy’s abuse calls

Apr 26, 2012, 1:34 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A 10-year-old boy in upstate New York called 911 to report abuse by his step-father a year before he was found beaten to death in his family’s basement, and now the Buffalo Police Department is investigating how officers handled the calls.

A department spokesman says the police commissioner ordered the investigation into 911 calls Abdifatah Mohamud made in April 2011, telling authorities his step-father was abusing him. Officers responding to a missing child report last week found the boy’s body.

Authorities say he’d been beaten to death by his step-father, Ali-Mohamad Mohamud. The 40-year-old security guard has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

The Buffalo News reports (
http://bit.ly/I79nSY) that the officers who responded to the 911 calls reported the allegations to Erie County Child Protective Services. CPS officials aren’t commenting.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Cops probe handling of NY boy’s abuse calls