Statements

May 21, 2018

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Sexual Abuse Investigation Within Catholic Church

HARRISBURG – “Today, in a reversal of their position, the bishops and dioceses of Greensburg and Harrisburg agreed to make public the results of a grand jury investigation of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. I commend Bishop Malesic and Bishop Gainer for doing the right thing,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

Attorney General Shapiro Statement on Piazza Case Ruling

May 7, 2018

HARRISBURG – “The Office of Attorney General is committed to seeking justice for Timothy Piazza and his family and holding responsible individuals accountable for their actions, consistent with the law and the evidence in this case,” said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “We are in the process of reviewing the judge’s decision to determine next steps, and are pleased that 11 more defendants we charged will be headed to trial.”

Office of Attorney General Appeals District Court Ruling in Piazza Hazing Death Case

April 26, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro today filed a notice of appeal of a district court ruling last month that dismissed certain charges in the 2017 hazing death of a Penn State student of Timothy Piazza.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Praises Senate for Passing Criminal Justice System Reforms

April 25, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today praised the Pennsylvania Senate for unanimously passing a series of criminal justice reform initiatives designed to save taxpayers’ money while taking specific steps to ensure a fairer, more consistent criminal justice system for all.