Certain clergy members who we have made known to the public through press releases or who have been the subject of media reports over the past many months are not included in this disclosure. They remain under investigation. If claims against them are substantiated, their names will be added to our website. Similarly, if the claims against them are not substantiated, that too will be made known.
I read this to say a number of things:
1) They have more names.
2) If they find more are credibly accused, those names will be released.
3) If they find that the claims are not credible, “that too will be made known.”
The first one is suspected and there are other names out there. The second is a no brainier and the sooner the better. The third is the one that I stopped and reread a couple of times. It seems to say that they will finally come out with the names that they have been told about , but who through whatever standards they are using they found to not be names for the list. However, it claims that they will stop hiding those names.
They have files that they are using for these investigations and it is imperative that disclosure involves the release of those files. This statement is promising, but their actions seem contrary to the openness that they promise:
Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.