Oklahoma DHS Caseworker Jennifer Mangham was recently arrested after showing up at a parents house drunk. According to officers on the scene, Police noticed that Mangham appeared intoxicated and apparently was going to leave with the children. Instead, she left in handcuffs.
Local news reported,
Officers arrived first, and shortly after, DHS child welfare specialist Jennifer Mangham joined them.
“Mangham arrived on scene and immediately began exhibiting the signs of being intoxicated,” said Norman Police Public Safety Information Officer Sarah Jensen.
NewsChannel 4 obtained body cam video of the incident in which officers confront Mangham about her intoxication.
“She’s thinking you’re going to leave with the children when you’ve been drinking. And you drove here. I can smell it when you’re around me,” the officer told Mangham.
“During those interactions, they began to notice the signs of an odor of alcohol,” Jensen said. “The lack of coordination.”
Officers immediately began investigating and conducted an field sobriety test, one they said Mangham failed.
“You can’t be drinking if you’re on call to come out for these things as a public servant,” the officer said to Mangham. “It’s not professional.”
According to court documents, Mangham’s breathalyzer test came in well over the legal limit.”
This is child protection in Oklahoma.