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Chief Resigns at Children's Agency


David Wilkins resigned Thursday as secretary of the Department of Children and Families as DCF reeled from the deaths of four children in six weeks and near-fatal injury of another.

All of the children were in families that children's services agents had checked out but had not foreseen the danger. Miami New Times describes those cases and what went wrong.

As the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reported, Gov. Rick Scott thanked Scott for his service and appointed DCF's top Miami administrator Esther Jacobo as interim secretary.