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A developing story out of California where a couple says their five month old baby was taken a -- from them.
Because of a single complaint from a doctor after they went looking for a second opinion.
Trace Gallagher has the story live in LA Trace.
And because five bundles that we -- and has a heart -- men mega they had taken him to Sutter memorial hospital several times right.
Well this time he had signs of the -- they took him back to -- But when the nurse gave him the wrong medicine and after another doctor said that Sammy needed emergency surgery Alex and and a nickel I have -- a second opinion.
Without getting proper discharge forms from Sutter they took -- Kaiser Permanente for the second opinion the doctors there cleared send me to go home even game -- gave the -- -- as a note saying that he was good to go home with the parents.
But then police showed up at Kaiser.
After doctors at Sutter notified them when police saw that Kaiser's doctors had a value weighted Sammy.
The next day police and -- -- show up at the Nicol lives house right the husband goes outside he says police -- to the ground.
Take his house keys and then enter the house with out a war.
The mob again rolling -- videotape of the whole thing Anderson as we get that will play it for you in full.
This is a picture of that the police coming in the house and taking Sammy out of her arms and then walking out -- -- says they told they took the baby.
Because of severe neglect we called Child Protective Services they did not give us a comment back but after -- hearing yesterday.
Child Protective Services withdrew its petition to detain Sammy they judge ordered Stanley to a different hospital for a valuation.
And the parents are now back in control of his medical care but the couple's lawyer says the authorities overstepped their bounds we contacted Dr.
Manny Alvarez and he says this is now becoming a knee jerk reaction let's.
Anybody in the hospital has the right to -- Child Protective Services first services.
If they -- that this child is being abused neglected or whenever.
So unfortunately it.
That is a mechanism that is use.
Because they don't want -- -- any liability.
Just say you know Sammy does have to have that heart surgery he's -- getting prepped for that meg in the parents were never against the heart surgery they simply wandered.
A second opinion that.
It's incredible story -- thank you and joining me live now.
On the left attorney Robert Powell in the middle our parents Alex and and a nick and I -- And on the right is attorney Joseph Weinberger and welcome to you all this is incredible to me I -- I understand.
After your baby was taken away from you by division of child and family services you had a court hearing yesterday and now there's been a modification.
Things have been right -- somewhat giving you control back over the medical decisions over your child.
You the custody and allowing you to see him whenever you wish and yes.
Child Protective Services is gonna continue to regularly -- the case.
And make regular house visits to start with you and this and a why why did they get to check up on you at all in the wake of all this.
I -- now I guess.
They still think we're bad parents there's still things and we did something wrong -- I think this is not a K it's just they've broken private life -- broke her life.
Broken piece in us and they're still belong to control our -- And I can't imagine -- -- how indignant it would be to have a Child Protective Services come monitor you.
As new parents -- loving parents by all accounts of this five month old baby.
Just because it appears.
They messed up they gave reported -- is severe risks.
When that when -- hospitals were saying no they aren't what are you talking about Alex.
Well as you could see union bill and have a good the track record.
Then I think the ages do whatever they can.
How this happened GL I mean -- -- that you're a lawyer representing them on this they had the baby they had though the little baby in the one hospital sauter.
They didn't like the way the -- treated and she gave the wrong drugs that in like the fact that the doctor.
Who's treating him one rationing -- surgery and won a second opinion.
So against medical advice they take about and where they take it to another hospital how -- turn into anything that.
It resembled alleged child neglect.
I think that's the ultimate question.
It's not like they went home and they just.
Sat around they want to another hospital because they -- weren't happy with the first doctor and they did what every parent should.
Before anybody's going to operate on my son or my daughter and -- heart surgery I'm gonna get an opinion for someone else especially someone who -- don't have an antagonistic relationship with.
Is it true -- that that the court ruled on Monday that these parents must follow all medical advice from now on.
All reasonable medical advice but they certainly have input and we have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate it and make our own formed opinions.
Very good as any parent would it mean -- a presumption in the law that parents are the ones best suited.
To look after their children that they care more about the child's best interest that anyone Alec so why why did -- take me back to the -- the cops showed up at your home.
And tell me how they went about taking your son.
Well are you guys got this story you'll wrong my wife calls me tells me that cops -- break in the door.
They were knocking on the door.
So -- give -- as soon as possible.
As I'm walking towards the house I see -- officer hiding behind the building so I approached him.
And now -- -- there was a problem if they had the war.
Next thing in no.
Ahmad basically being -- and -- dropped -- ground and officers screams out I think I got big keys today house.
So they -- placed me on there.
-- -- I assume because they told -- taken downtown and as soon as they put -- on me they pulled my keys out.
Without my permission.
Tried to entered the house they waited and officer came up to me asked me if five she if she could call my wife basically I killed and number.
And -- said tell your wife to open the door I told my wife.
And not call 911 was -- hold on Alex we are 911.
I said no and I call mine on one because there is a recording.
That they cannot basically a -- And now so the hugest shelty cell phone off you like why are you doing you know.
And I asked them do you guys have a war they -- And they and they -- yeah we did you like us and let.
But -- -- pick this up after the break my apologies -- you have a commercial break coming wanna pick it up but I want to ask -- what it was like to have.
So as we discuss the police took little Sammy away they brought him to another hospital back to the back to the first hospital that the parents -- taken him out of because they wanted a second opinion.
And now it's become a legal battle and for the past I guess it was four days.
You were forced to go visit your five month old beautiful baby boy in the hospital only given an hour a day I'm told.
It -- to visit him an hour two hours today what was that like for you.
It's like going to president.
And visiting -- Simon the president -- -- you go vote for supplies saying use.
You do -- their own you've been watched.
You -- being watched you just need to be careful you know like how you pick up his son would you say to sun.
To supply source at kingdom making phone calls making appointments that half of a product people on the Palestinian ridiculous because the system all -- -- we can spend a fuss out of and she just made up Clemens and dropped at that time and no it's not a -- talks.
It is this is is this stuff.
Is this -- police -- this on division child Kelly Services or is this on the doctor at Sutter hospital first.
Reported these parents as some sort of that didn't neglect threat.
I think it's on all of them this is nothing more then made an incredible rush to justice this is the system grinding individuals down.
In this instance.
Lies and misrepresentations.
In covering up in order to justify an action that is completely unjustifiable.
I'm not surprised.
Listen I thank you for coming on and telling your story and I'm glad that you now thanks to this order yesterday.
Have control over your son and can see him whenever you need to and have custody of him when he needs you the most all the best to all of you.
Thank you very much.
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