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Statement By District Attorney Steve Cooley
L.A. Archdiocese Records

October 12, 2005
Contacts: Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
(213) 974-3525

“Release of summaries Los Angeles Archdiocese records in the civil sexual abuse case appears to be little more than a public relations ploy. The real question is why the Archdiocese refuses to turn over Grand Jury subpoenaed personnel records to prosecutors.

Three years ago, I urged Cardinal Mahony to provide the fullest possible disclosure of evidence of sexual abuse by clergy. Despite two court rulings ordering disclosure, Cardinal Mahony continues to claim “confidentiality privileges” that no court has recognized.

What we’re looking for is evidence and investigative leads, not institutional mea culpas.”


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