A former child protection supervisor with the Kansas Department for Children and Families office in Winfield has filed a “whistleblower” lawsuit, accusing the agency of firing her for calling her supervisor’s attention to false reports filed by a social worker. The Ark City Traveler reports that Karen King filed the suit last December, in which she is seeking to be reinstated with back pay. King’s lawsuit reportedly, came as no surprise to those at the Kansas Organization of State Employees, the union representing state workers, who say that the work environment at DCF is chaotic at all regional offices. DCF also is named in a federal lawsuit that accuses the agency and one of its contractors of removing a 4-year-old boy from his mother’s care, and allowing his father and his father’s girlfriend to care for him, despite the father’s history of domestic violence. The boy later was murdered by his father and his girlfriend, both of whom are now in prison.