Survivor groups question Oklahoma archdiocese’s investigation

The Oklahoman

September 1, 2019

By Carla Hinton and Ben Felder

Following a renewed focus on rampant sexual abuse by Catholic priests across the country, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced last year it would investigate its own clergy, promising swift “transparency and accountability.”

But while numerous other dioceses across the nation called on law enforcement to lead similar investigations, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City turned its investigation over to McAfee and Taft, an Oklahoma City-based law firm that has worked with the church for nearly 15 years.

In August 2018, when the diocese announced the investigation, it promised a report by November. The due date was postponed multiple times.

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