State v. Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis

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Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Archbishop Bernard Hebda held a joint press conference formally concluding the Ramey County Attorney's Office's four-year oversight of the civil settlement agreement with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis. Below are the significant legal documents, along with any related press items released by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. ​

January 28, 2020 press conference

Public Update and Timeline of Significant Events

January 28, 2020

August 6, 2019

January 10, 2019

July 17, 2018

  • Fifth 6-Month Status Report [PDF] submitted by the Archdiocese on its status and progress of implementation of the settlement agreement.

January 5, 2018

July 10, 2017

  • Third 6-Month Status Report [PDF] submitted by the Archdiocese on its status and progress of implementation of the settlement agreement.

December 20, 2016

July 20, 2016

December 18, 2015

June 5, 2015

  • Criminal Complaint [PDF] alleged three separate counts of Contributing to the Need for Protection or Services and three separate counts of Contributing to Status as a Juvenile Petty Offender or Delinquency.
  • Civil Petition [PDF] alleged that the Archdiocese contributed to the need for protection or services of children related to the same conduct contained in the criminal complaint.
  • Press Release [PDF] Archdiocese criminally charged with multiple counts of failing to protect children.​

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