Apparently, though the claim is unsubstantiated as of yet, the mother wasn't abusing the children. The boy apparently has a skin condition that was misdiagnosed by the officials as abuse.
AMBER Alert Children found safe
By KING5.com Staff
updated 1 hour, 57 minutes ago
TACOMA, Wash. – The children and mother at the center of a statewide AMBER Alert have been located and the children are safe.
KING 5 reporter Chris Daniels was the first to make contact with the mother, Tivice Evans. Daniels spoke to Evans and her boyfriend, Ahzariyah Yasharahla, as they were waiting for Tacoma Police to arrive at their church. The children were in the room at the time.
The AMBER Alert was issued for 1-year-old Zariyah Brown and 3-year-old Deon Brown after DSHS says Evans and Yasharahla kidnapped the children from a DSHS building in Tacoma Wednesday morning.
The children had been taken into protective custody last week due to reports of extensive abuse. But, Evans says it all started because Deon has a skin condition that was misdiagnosed by officers as abuse.
“What we asked them to do is just search (Deon’s) records … and affirm that he has this condition, which they have not done,” said Yasharahla. “They have completely violated their own policies and procedures which we had to do research on and pull up because they refused to give it to us.”
Yasharahla's mother concurs.
“The mother went to visit her children, who were taken illegally from CPS, and when she went in there and they still did not have a court date, she said, ‘I have my children. I'm leaving. You took them illegally. I'm taking my children back,’” said Agatha Hill. “She could not pick up her little daughter, so of course, he's walking out. He's driving her. He picks the baby up. Those are her children.”
Tacoma Police arrived at the church a short time after the family spoke to KING 5. The children were taken back into state custody. Evans and Yasharahla were not arrested.
Police were initially searching for a gray 2007 Nissan Sentra 4-door with Washington license plate number 617XBP. That vehicle was located in Tacoma about an hour after the alert was issued, but the family was not inside.
Washington State Department of Transportation signs started flashing the information for drivers, but not for about 45 minutes after the alert was issued.