The mother of a Nebraska toddler seen in a video posted by the Omaha Police Officers Association says she’s a “good mother” and her 2-year-old son is “very smart.”
Court records say the video documents the unsafe living condition that the toddler was placed under. He was taken away by Child Protective Services because adults in the home allowed gang members full access to the children living there.
Since the video surfaced three other minor children, including the boy’s mother, Ennisha Devers, were taken into custody.
Devers, 16, told KETV that she was in another room when her son was filmed using obscenities like “bitch,” “f---” and the N-word.
“Everybody that thinks I'm a bad mother, I'm not. I’m a good mother to my son. I teach him a lot, and he is very smart,” Devers said. “All that cussing that he did, he doesn't do that. Somebody told him to do that. My son doesn't do that. I don't allow it."
Devers said he brother took the video of her son and she’s angry that he posted it online.
“He was wrong for doing it - posting the video up and getting us into a situation,” she said.
The toddler’s grandparents, Kim Devers and Ennis Devers Sr., are both awaiting trial on gun charges dating back to December. The oldest child in the home, 19-year-old Kierra Johnson, told social workers she was overwhelmed with the number of kids she was left to care for.
Devers agreed the children were taken due to gang violence.
“They didn't come because the video. They came because of the gang violence and everything that happened with us,” she said. “They weren't worried about the video because he had a clean diaper. The house was clean. Like they said, kids cuss.”
She is not currently living with her son, but she hopes they can soon be put into the same foster home.