Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Herminia Palacio and Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion update New Yorkers on the Zymere Perkins case.
Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión resigned on Monday, according to the mayor's office, following recent and controversial deaths related to child abuse.
De Blasio said the search for her replacement is already underway.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who accepted Gladys Carrion's resignation shortly after, acknowledged her four-decade tenure in public service.
"I do have confidence in the ACS leadership", he said at the time. "I have struggled with this decision, but have come to the conclusion that it is best for my well-being".
But the move comes following several high-profile cases of child abuse in the city.
In October, nine officials and employees of the agency were suspended or placed on modified assignment in connection with the death of a 6-year-old Harlem boy.
Last month, 3-year-old Jaden Jordan was fatally beaten in his Brooklyn home - just days after ACS workers checked out the apartment next door in response to a complaint that had been made about the wrong address. His mother, Geraldine Perkins, had five child abuse allegations on her record and the medical examiner said that the boy died of "fatal child abuse syndrome".
Most notably, she put retired NYPD officers onto child welfare investigation teams and required ACS lawyers to obtain a judge's sign-off whenever the agency aimed to pull the plug on monitoring a family.