Denise Richards was armed with an email when she went to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services -- an email which she apparently believed would expose Brooke Mueller as a terrible parent.
The email -- obtained by TMZ -- was sent by Dr. Jay Gordon, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA Medical School. The email and documents obtained by TMZ make it clear ... Brooke is blocking psychological treatment for Bob and Max.
The email, dated August 23, 2013, reads:
-- "As we have discussed, because of recent events involving the boys' behavior I think that they need urgent evaluation. I am very concerned about their escalating violent actions; The apparent lack of understanding of the consequences and the safety of others is most worrisome. I would like them seen by Dr. Alessia Gottlieb for a complete developmental and behavioral assessment."
TMZ broke the story ... Denise told DCFS that Brooke was blocking the treatment described in the email. As we first reported, Denise said she could no longer care for the twins with such interference by Brooke, given their violent behavior toward animals and people.