Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is jumping into the case involving the arrest of a Baton Rouge woman accused of whipping her children with a cord after the boys broke into a neighbor’s home, and he said he will try to arrange a meeting with the mother’s attorneys.
“Because the state faces potential liability related to Schaquana Evita Spears, I am involving the Louisiana Department of Justice in this matter,” Landry said. “We will be contacting Ms. Spears’ attorneys and requesting a meeting in our office to hear their version of the events that took place on June 17, 2016.”
Landry said he also will contact the state Department of Children and Family Services to verify that the woman’s children have been removed from her custody and, if they have, to get an explanation as to why the children were removed.
Spears, a 30-year-old single mother of six, was trying to discipline three of her sons for breaking into the neighbor’s home and taking items. Baton Rouge police arrested Spears after her 13-year-old son, being interviewed by child services officials at the juvenile detention center, told authorities his mother struck him multiple times with a cord, causing lacerations to both of his arms and marks across his leg, shoulder, back and stomach, causing some bleeding, the report says.