DA’s: IT’S CARDINAL SPIN (Say new perv policty exempts some priests)

With Edward Cardinal Egan's move to give prosecutors the names of priests accused of molesting kids, some district attorneys yesterday accused him of creating a smoke screen, saying the files he turned over don't cover all the likely cases in the New York Archdiocese.  The DAs also expressed concern over Egan's new sex-abuse policy that requires victims to put their allegations in writing, a practice seasoned investigators say could hamper prosecution.  The files don't cover priests who work in the archdiocese but are employed by religious orders.

(New York)