House Republican Capitol Crimes: Andrew “AJ” Freund

The abuse, torture and subsequent murder of five-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund at the hands of his parents stunned his community, but it was DCFS’ failure to protect AJ that shook the state.

Dean Abbott takes us through the horrific and heartbreaking story of AJ Freund. He describes how the agency tasked with protecting kids failed 5-year-old AJ and how two lawmakers are determined to fix the ineffectual systems that should have protected AJ and other children from the abuse that ultimately led to their deaths.