The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

    A boy’s brutal murder and the public trials of his guardians and social workers prompt questions about the system’s protection of vulnerable children.
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    A sobering docuseries filmed in association with UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program and Common Sense Media.

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    The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez


    The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

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    Watch A Shock to the System. Episode 1 of Season 1.

    Dark details of Gabriel's story come to light as a shadowy source from inside the DCFS suggests that his case wasn't handled properly.

    Watch Evil in This Courtroom. Episode 2 of Season 1.

    With hundreds of witnesses and thousands of documents, the trial of Isauro Aguirre begins — with Deputy DA Jonathan Hatami seeking the death penalty.

    Watch Failure at All Levels. Episode 3 of Season 1.

    Focus shifts to Gabriel's mother, Pearl, and the role she may have played in his death. Gabriel's teacher recounts a series of calls to child services.

    Watch Death Has Got Him by the Hand. Episode 4 of Season 1.

    At Isauro's trial, a former security guard details his attempts to help Gabriel that hit a dead end with social services and the sheriff's department.

    Watch Improper Regard or Indifference. Episode 5 of Season 1.

    The social workers fight to clear their names in court. Later, with the cameras turned off, Gabriel's siblings take the stand and give graphic testimony.

    Watch Gabriel's Voice. Episode 6 of Season 1.

    As LA County assesses the cracks of a broken system, the jury reaches a verdict in Isauro's case, and Pearl Fernandez has her day in court.

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