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New York City's Administration for Children's Services suspended four of its top officials earlier this week in the wake of the death of a 6-year-old Harlem boy who was covered in bruises, the New York Post reports.

According to the report, an ACS assistant commissioner, a borough commissioner and two other officials have been suspended fro 30 days without pay as the investigation into Zymere Perkins' death continues.

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Zymere died after being rushed to the hospital with multiple bruises all over his body. His mother,  26-year-old Geraldine Perkins, and her boyfriend, 42-year-old Rysheim Smith, have been charged with child endangerment. Zymere's mom told authorities that Smith beat Zymere with a broomstick, officials said.

However, prior to the little boy's death, his mother had been at the center of at least five city investigations of potential child abuse, authorities say.

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“ACS continues to conduct a thorough review of the Perkins case,” the agency said in a statement. “So far we have identified serious concerns related to ACS’ supervision of the staff who worked with this family.”

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Read more at the New York Post