Charges for allegedly shooting at policemen when they came to take way her daughter. The department of human services issued an order because she took her daughter off an antipsychotic medication. Godbolbo denied ever firing a weapon. A judge dismissed the criminal charge yesterday saying there was no evidence to support them and agreeing with Godboldo’s lawyers that child services order was invalid.
In a case that sparked debate about parental rights versus state involvement in the medical care of children, a Detroit woman won a major victory Monday when all the charges against her were dropped.
Maryanne Godboldo, 57, was accused of firing a gun at Detroit police officers who were assisting a state Child Protective Services worker when they came to her Blaine Street home on March 24 to get her daughter by court order after Godboldo was accused of taking her daughter off a psychiatric drug. Godboldo maintains she had the right to decide her daughter’s medical treatment.