Child abuse reports to New York police have soared since Nixzmary Brown’s brutal death – with high-risk cases increasing more than 200 percent, says Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, according to the New York Daily News. Kelly mentioned the figures during a City Council hearing that examined the level of cops’ involvement in investigating the abuse of the 7-year-old Brooklyn girl before she was beaten to death. “Our already limited resources have been strained,” Kelly testified.
The caseload of the 160-member Special Victims Division has increased nearly 65 percent over the past month. Nixzmary was killed on Jan. 11 after allegedly being abused by her stepfather and mother, who are charged with second-degree murder.