Another shoe has dropped in last week's story about the New Jersey family that stared down police officers and social services workers demanding access to their home and gun safe. As you may recall, Shawn Moore's Carneys Point home was visited by representatives from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency after he posted a photo of his 11-yr-old son holding a gun on Facebook.
That story became national news and members of the family appeared on TheBlaze TV's Wilkow! and other programs. During our initial investigation of the story, TheBlaze reached out to Governor Chris Christie's office for comment, but our calls were never returned. Perhaps that's because the Mr. Christie was busy taking action on the situation.
Last Friday, the Governor sent a letter to his Attorney General, Jeffrey Chiesa. The strongly worded letter was sent to TheBlaze by Sean Hannity of Fox News. In the official communication from the Governor, Christie stated;
"The public reports of this matter raise troubling questions concerning the facts and circumstances surrounding the investigation, the manner in which the investigation was conducted, and the procedures followed by law enforcement and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency."
Will Attorney General Chiesa open an investigation as requested by Christie?
TheBlaze has contacted Chiesa's office and asked for a comment and/or information on any pending investigation. We will update the story if and when we hear from the A.G.'s office.
There have also been additional developments related to the investigation that was attempted by Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) and the Carney's Point police. The Moores' attorney Evan Nappen contacted TheBlaze with an update. On Monday, DCPP informed Shawn Moore that he would not need to open his gun safe for their review...unless he wanted to do that. Additionally, the DCPP worker who allegedly threatened to take away Moore's children if he did not cooperate with them, has contacted Shawn to tell him that he had passed several checks and once they got responses a couple more, DCPP believes they can close the case within two weeks. If they do complete their work within that time period, the agency will have spent an entire month investigating a single complaint that was filed anonymously.
Here's the entire letter sent by Chris Christie to his Attorney General.