Apr. 12, 2023 – In re Robert F. (4th Dist., Div. 2, E080073)

The Court of Appeal finds the Department has no obligation to ask extended family members about possible Indian ancestry under WIC 224.2(b) as part of the initial inquiry when the child is taken into protective custody pursuant to a warrant under WIC 340. Nothing in the opinion is intended to limit the duty of inquiry required under WIC 224.2(a) and (c).