by Timothy Charles Holmseth
Grand Forks County Sheriff Bob Rost was untruthful with reporters during the first press conference held regarding the Altru parking lot shooting of David James Elliot.
Rost told reporters his deputies did not become involved until the chase was in the city of Grand Forks.
He has now admitted that is not true.
On March 5, 2015, at 7:36 p.m. the Grand Forks Herald reported, “Rost said state Highway Patrol troopers began following Elliott’s pickup on Interstate 29 near the Oslo, Minn., interchange on the edge of Walsh County. Sheriff’s deputies joined in near Manvel, N.D., Rost said”.
The following is what Rost said during the first press conference held after the shooting of David Elliot.
REPORTER: “The Sheriff’s Department is here – I mean, were you in on this chase before it ever got to Grand Forks?”
Sheriff Rost: “A couple of my deputies. In town here, yes”.
REPORTER: “You picked up on it when the chase was in Grand Forks?”
Sheriff Rost: “Correct”
Rost clearly lied.
Rost’s decision to provide more accurate information on the involvement and whereabouts of his deputies may be due to the in-depth analysis of law enforcement’s statements that was published by http://www.writeintoaction.com on March 5, 2015, at 2:21 a.m.