Official saw no immediate danger for Detroit girl

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 7:03 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A court official who was asked to remove a Detroit child from her home just weeks before her death believed there was no immediate danger that warranted taking her from her family.

The Associated Press on Friday obtained a transcript of a Nov. 23 hearing held by Richard Smart, a referee in the family division of Wayne County Circuit Court.

Michigan's child welfare department had asked that 8-year-old Tameria Greene and four siblings be removed from their home because of alleged abuse by their mother, Semeria Greene.

Tameria was fatally stabbed Sunday, and her mother has been charged with murder.

Smart didn't grant the request to put the children in foster care but suggested that Greene should move out or voluntarily get them to another home. The children remained there.

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