Lincoln, Neb., May 6, 2019 / 09:50 am
At a hearing in Lincoln on Thursday, the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln explained that they have not provided the state attorney general with some records because of privacy laws.
The Nebraska attorney general's office issued subpoenas in February to some 400 Catholic churches and institutions, seeking any records related to child sexual assault or abuse.
While the vast majority of requested records have been submitted, psychiatric evaluations, medical records, and confidential settlement agreements have not.
"Those are the only things we have not turned over," said Deacon Tim McNeil, chancellor of the Omaha archdiocese, said at a May 2 hearing in Lancaster County District Court, the Omaha World-Herald reported.