Reoport: Weakland shredded documents about priest abuseWisconsin News
- Former Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Rembert Weakland shredded copies of reports concerning sexual abuse by priests.
MILWAUKEE - Former Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Rembert Weakland shredded copies of reports concerning sexual abuse by priests.
That’s according to legal depositions Weakland gave in the 1990’s – testimony that was made public today by the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests.
The group said the depositions were uncovered as a part of lawsuits by abuse victims who accuse the Milwaukee Archdiocese of fraud. Weakland had admitted destroying copies of weekly reports on the subject which were sent to his office.
The survivors’ group says it wants Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm to review the depositions to see if any criminal violations occurred. They also want the income archbishop, Jerome Listecki, to discipline Weakland and others who may have covered up priest abuse.