Dallas, Texas, May 21, 2019 / 14:05 pm
The Bishop of Dallas says that a May 15 police raid on diocesan offices was sensationalism, traumatic, and a waste of resources.
"This event was most traumatic for those who were present in the building at the time, as some of the approximate 40 law enforcement agents approached employees in ski masks and SWAT gear," Dallas Bishop Edward Burns said in a statement.
Burns said that while a subpoena would have sufficed for obtaining documents from the diocese, "the Dallas Police Department chose the sensational action of conducting this unnecessary raid."
"We find this week's events to be most troubling and consuming of significant resources that could have been put to much better use."