LA archdiocese will not redact Church officials’ names when abuse files are released
January 31, 2013
Reversing a decision by a private mediator, a Los Angeles superior court judge has directed the Archdiocese of Los Angeles not to black out the names of Cardinal Roger Mahony, his auxiliary bishops, and other archdiocesan officials when it releases documents related to 89 clergy suspected of committing abuse. Fourteen of the files have already been released.
“We have chosen to remove redactions of those key individuals on every document,” said archdiocesan attorney Michael Hennigan. “There will be no ambiguity.”
The judge’s decision follows a request by the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times to overturn the mediator’s decision.
- LA archdiocese says will release files with names (AP)
- Priest files will include key names (Los Angeles Times)