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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Six people hired to protect children in Arizona have been fired.

Charles Flanagan, the head of Arizona's new child welfare agency, said he fired five senior Child Protective Service workers who came up with a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed.

He also fired the senior manager at the agency that used to oversee CPS.   

Flanagan said reports phoned into a state child abuse and neglect hotline were not being investigated.

This discovery was made in November and led Gov. Jan Brewer to pull CPS from its parent agency and create a new post led by Flanagan.

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