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Ark. City Attorney Defends Legality of Releasing Duggar Police Report

josh-duggar2-300x197There’s been a pretty big debate these past few weeks over the legality of the release of the 2006 police report invoking the multiple incidents where Josh Duggar molested young girls as a teenager, including his own sisters. A judge recently ordered the report to be destroyed, and Megyn Kelly––who interviewed the Duggars––said it was released illegally.

Well, tonight, the city attorney of Springdale, Arkansas released a statement defending the legality of the report’s release.

Here’s the statement in full:

On 5/20/15, in full compliance with Arkansas Law, the Springdale Police Department responded to a records request under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The requested record was not sealed or expunged, and at the time the report was filed, the person listed in the report was an adult. Any names of minors included in the report, as well as pronouns, were redacted from the report by the Springdale Police Department in compliance with Arkansas law prior to release.

In Touch, the magazine that broke the story in the first place, fired back today by also insisting the report’s release was legal.

[h/t NBC News]
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