Camden Settles $2.25M Suit Over 3 Boys Found Dead Inside Car Trunk

According to Rossetti, the police department admitted they did not follow guidelines put forth by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, but instead had their own policy in place.

"The Camden Police choose to keep a policy on searches that's one and a have pages, and it's woefully deficient. Even the state police here in New Jersey have adopted much more extensive guidelines than the Camden Police," Rossetti said.

The harsh online criticism leveled at the families has been especially hard to take, both attorney's said.

"The parents, all of them were very harshly criticized in the local media and still are in comments on articles. People say we're scum ...lawyers, these parents weren't watching their kids and they were responsible. My clients took that personally and are very distraught," Rossetti said.

Families Criticized for Suing Police Who Failed to Find Their Children

"People say they should have been responsible, that it's not the police's responsibility and these are money grubbing parents only interested in money. Some very hateful and disgusting things people are writing," Brandes said.

"It was a mistake of the parents to not remember the kids might be in the car, but that's what the professionals are there for, to save you from those basic everyday mistakes," Brandes said.

According to Brandes the police conducted a panel review after the boys were found and concluded the department should have located the boys.

"The panel report said you cannot rely on the parents when they are panicked, you can try to get information from them but don't rely on that, that's why you have trained professionals. The panel found the boys should have been found by the police right then and there," Brandes said.

"Hopefully lawsuits like this make the Camden police get their acts together," Rosetti said.

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