NY, NJ attorneys general to investigate Catholic church dioceses’ handling of abuse

The New York attorney general issued subpoenas against the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses as New Jersey announced on Thursday a new task force to investigate sexual abuse of minors by the clergy.

The New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood subpoenaed the eight state dioceses as part of an ongoing civil investigation into how the church reviewed allegations of sexual abuse, a source familiar with the investigation said Thursday.

The New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, meanwhile, established a task force to probe cases of sex abuse and any attempts by the church to cover them up.

via NBC NY, NJ attorneys general to investigate Catholic church dioceses’ handling of abuse