child deaths http://wmot.org en Democratic Lawmaker Defends DCS Commissioner http://wmot.org/post/democratic-lawmaker-defends-dcs-commissioner <p></p><p class="p1">NASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker who has criticized the Tennessee Department of Children's Services over the years says the agency's commissioner shouldn't be scrutinized for deeply rooted problems she has inherited.</p><p class="p1">About two weeks ago, the embattled agency released information that showed 31 children it had investigated died during the first six months of 2012. The figures were provided after repeated requests by another Democratic lawmaker.</p><p class="p1">Critics want DCS Commissioner Kate O'Day to be replaced.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:41:45 +0000 Associated Press 16553 at http://wmot.org