According to the newspaper The incident took place in mid-September at the Hacienda Del Sol in Youngtown, Arizona, and involved three children and numerous employees.
Maricopa County sheriff's office initially informed CNN that it was investigating the allegations, but stated that the lawsuits were not raised to the level of the charge.
But the bureau changed its mind and said in an updated statement released on Sunday: "Based on the evidence gathered during this in-depth investigation, the MCSO executive committee made the decision to overturn the case to Maricopa County Attorney's Office will be present for review investigation of criminal charges. "
The case will be filed on Monday, the sheriff's office said.
Videos show employees pushing and pulling children.
Southwest Key closed the Hacienda Del Sol facility in late October after hearing with state health officials considering withdrawing licenses for 1
The videos were blurred and edited by the US Department of Health, which licenses the migrant shelters.
A clip released by the Arizona Republic shows a male employee pulling a young child into the room and pushing him against the wall. There seems to be a confrontation between the two before the male employee leaves the room.
Another video shows a co-worker dragging a child across the room and trying to enter another room.
The child lies on the floor and the employee pulls the child through the door while another employee pulls another child into the conference room and pulls this child into the next room.
CNN has issued a request for information freedom to receive the videos.
Two employees dismissed, source says
Southwest Key declined to comment on the case, which is now being referred to the Maricopa County Attorney, but referred CNN to one at the time of the incident statement made.
"We have fully welcomed the decision of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to discontinue operations at Hacienda Del Sol, and we are working to thoroughly retrain our staff," Southwest Key spokesman Jeff Eller said October 5 in a statement of the Republic of Arizona.
At the same time, we engage the Child Welfare Consulting Partnership to provide an independent view of our processes, procedures, attitudes, and training in our Arizona accommodations.
Chris Boyette and Faith Karimi of CNN contributed to this report.