Seriously, Gov? This is the best you can do? The SAME canned response you’ve been sending all along? You COULD look into DCS’ actions and coverup. You COULD make sure that your employees are doing their jobs. But this same canned response, over and over, is all you can manage?
Date: June 24, 2014 at 9:43:39 AM CDT
To: <undisclosed recipient >
Subject: Responding to your message
Thank you for taking the time to write to Governor Haslam. We have also seen the recent news reports about this custody dispute that has resulted in a girl being taken from her foster parents and placed with a biological father who is out of state.
It is our understanding that these circumstances are a result of several different court cases. The Governor does not have jurisdiction or control over the decisions of courts and is not able to intervene in this tragic situation. DCS is required to follow the guidance and direction of the courts. This case has stirred deep emotions on both sides, and we hope the most appropriate resolution for this child can be found as it works its way through the judicial process. Again, thank you for your message.
Don Johnson Deputy Director, Constituent Services