Why Jeff Landry Canít Investigate Pedophile Priests and What It Has to Do with Political Corruption
By Kevin Boyd
September 7, 2018
All across the country, the Catholic Church finds itself under investigation for sex abuse and its role in covering it up. After the bombshell investigation by the Pennsylvania Attorney Generalís office, seven states have launched an investigation into the Catholic Church.
But one of the most Catholic states in the union is unlikely to join them. Even if Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wanted to investigate the Catholic Church, he would be unable to do so. In Louisiana, he does not have the authority to launch a statewide investigation of a crime. Instead, criminal investigations are handled by the local district attorney.