An official investigation has been launched into the viral video of a young girl trying to keep her drug addict mother awake.
 
Even though the 26-year-old woman was not charged, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit decided to remove the girl from her mother’s custody.
 
“While it is helpful that so many people emailed and called us after viewing the video, there were many people on the bus who witnessed this as it was occurring and took no action at all,” said DHS Commissioner Anne Marie Ambrose.
 
She added: “child abuse is a community problem, if you see or know that a child is being abused or neglected, you should report it immediately.”

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