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The Evidence

Audrey Spall
Dislocated Elbow
Spall Restrained

Jo: Bruises left temple
Jo: Dislocated elbow
Jo: Another head injury
Jo: Abuse Report
Jo: Scratches

Pediatrician Files Suspected Abuse Report

The following was transcribed from the Suspected Abuse Report (shown below) filed with CPS by Jo's pediatrician, Dr. Herbert Brosbe, M.D.

4-24-92 Father of child called to discuss his concerns regarding possible physical abuse by Jo's mother.

6-5-92 Father made apt. to show me a video taken 7-31-91.

On video 7-31-91 child is seen to have obvious red slap mark on [left] cheek. Father questions child on video as to how this occurred. Child answers, 'Mommie hit me.'

Father reports other incidents of physical abuse before and since 7-31-91.

Father relates concerns that child's medical records may delineate other abusive actions:

4-13-90 [left] elbow dislocation [due] to mom yanking arm.

8-27-91 head injury 'bumped head.'

Jo's pediatrician, Dr. Brosbe, M.D., submitted a Suspected Abuse report to Child Protective Services (CPS), to the Santa Rosa Police Department, and to the Sonoma County Sheriff's and Probation Departments.

To my knowledge there was no response, investigation or follow up by any of these organizations.  In fact, David Jensen of CPS told me that CPS never received a copy of Dr. Brosbe's report.

However, Mr. Jensen's statement was flatly contradicted by Probation Department investigator, Kristina Sanders, who informed me she personally saw a copy of Dr. Brosbe's Suspected Abuse Report on file at CPS the day before Jensen informed me CPS never received it.

David Jensen was his name.

Scan of Dr. Herbert Brosbe's Suspected Abuse Report.