State lawmakers are proposing new legislation in response to the brutal death of a 4-year-old boy allegedly at the hands of his caretaker last week.
"Myls' Law," named after Myls Dobson, would require police to notify local child welfare agencies any time they arrest a child's primary caretaker.
When police arrested Myls' father in December, he told them that the boy was being looked after, so they were not obligated to notify the city's Administration for Children's Services.
Investigators say that Myls' care fell to 27-year-old Kryzie King, who burned, beat and starved him for weeks until his death on Wednesday, according to police.
She will face trial for assault and reckless endangerment, charges that could be raised to murder after the release of a medical examiner's report.