John Koster / North County Times
Heather and Trevor Reynolds visit with their children, Rebecca, 2 months, and Henry, 2, last year in San Marcos. Rebecca has a brittle-bone disease, which social workers mistook for signs of abuse.
A San Marcos couple who battled county child welfare officials for months last year to regain custody of their two children ---- one of them a baby with a rare bone disease ---- is suing the county for what they say was a violation of their family's civil rights, reports the North County Times.
Heather and Trevor Reynolds were wrongly accused of abusing their 7-week-old daughter, Rebecca, in June 2010 after taking her to an urgent care center with an injury they couldn't explain.
Even after doctors eventually determined the baby had a brittle-bone disease and that the injury was accidental, county officials refused to release the children until August, when a Vista Juvenile Court commissioner denied their request to require genetic testing on the family.