ACS commissioner resigns

Gladys Carrión has resigned as the commissioner of New York City's Administration for Children's Services. In a letter, she said that it was time to retire after 40 years.

"Gladys has spent four decades serving the public with excellence and an unparalleled commitment to the children and families of New York," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "Gladys' leadership and reforms have ushered in a heightened level of accountability and performance at the Administration for Children's Services."

ACS has come under scrutiny in recent months after several disturbing cases of child abuse. In October, she tearfully testified before City Council on child abuse cases.

The mayor said a search is underway for a replacement.