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Engstrom Speaks On Camera with TWC News About Belmont Litigation

Earlier today, Principal Attorney Elliot Engstrom spoke on camera with Kristin Garriss of Time Warner Cable News about public records litigation involving the city of Belmont, North Carolina:

Last summer, Ellen Deitz Tucker and Dan Deitz filed a public records request for the report. Their attorney says the family had concerns about the department's integrity after their sister's death during a 2012 Belmont police chase.

"Well the city of Belmont told us it was completely confidential and we thought that there would be at least portions that would be public record and that a judge needed to weigh in on that,” said Elliott Engstrom, Deitz family attorney.

This month, Judge Carla Archie of the 26th Judicial District granted the request and released a small portion of the 160-page report.

"The investigation found that is was a department with many internal problems where employees were split into two camps opposed to each other and were procedures and guidelines were routinely simply not followed,” said Engstrom.

Check out the entire clip by clicking here.

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