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Posted: 12/26/19 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

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if you're at fault destroy the video


I guess you don't realize that would be a crime in itself of destroying evidence.


Not sure about that any more. What happens in Fed court shows up in states. In the news lately lots of stories about hiding evidence of mis-deeds is socially acceptable to a large percentage of population...


As are lots of stories about attempting to charge someone without any evidence that are socially acceptable to a large percentage of the population. Not sure what any of it has to do woth dash cams.

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Posted: 12/26/19 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Is it allowed in the investigation"
Define who is in charge of the investigation,....because if it's a legal question, it's more a question for the courts to decide.


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Posted: 12/26/19 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JRscooby wrote:

...In the news lately lots of stories about hiding evidence of mis-deeds is socially acceptable to a large percentage of population...


That doesn't sound like news. Bad guys have been burning the papers, tossing the gun, and burying the bodies for a long time. [emoticon]

Deleting electronic data that was mine to delete isn't a crime. Deleting electronic data that *potentially* showed me to be at fault is not evidence of me being at fault. It certainly looks bad, but its absence is not proof of bad.

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Eric&Lisa wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

...In the news lately lots of stories about hiding evidence of mis-deeds is socially acceptable to a large percentage of population...


That doesn't sound like news. Bad guys have been burning the papers, tossing the gun, and burying the bodies for a long time. [emoticon]

Deleting electronic data that was mine to delete isn't a crime. Deleting electronic data that *potentially* showed me to be at fault is not evidence of me being at fault. It certainly looks bad, but its absence is not proof of bad.

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Yes, but in times past, when it was suspected of hiding evidence, it was investigated. And if found to have happened, more charges added. But know, one guy can run the stock market up and down at will, and about a third of the population bent over pants around ankles, shrieking "Don't look! Don't look! Don't find out if that fist is just to wrist or elbow."

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A whole lot depends on
A: What the camera saw and recorded
B: the court.

However in the investigation.. I'd think the Officer/Trooper/Deputy would be very very very interested in what the camera shows.


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Me personally, I’d like to let the other driver tell the officer their version first, and then I give mine second, mentioning the video will confirm my story and disprove theirs


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Eric&Lisa wrote:


That doesn't sound like news. Bad guys have been burning the papers, tossing the gun, and burying the bodies for a long time. [emoticon]

Deleting electronic data that was mine to delete isn't a crime. Deleting electronic data that *potentially* showed me to be at fault is not evidence of me being at fault. It certainly looks bad, but its absence is not proof of bad.

-Eric


Actually, they have this covered. If you reasonably should have known that it was evidence in a case, you better have a darn good explanation why you deleted it...and not wanting to be found at fault isn't a good explanation.

Obviously, they have to catch you but if caught, the can and will get you for evidence tampering.


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Funny I read this post yesterday and just last night as I was babysitting my granddaughter while my son went to the doctor, my son called me on his way home to tell me that he was delayed because he was a witness to an accident. He captured it on his dashcam and mentioned it to the officer. The officer took his memory card form the dashcam as evidence. So now he has to buy a new memory card. My dashcam on the other hand allows a wifi connection to my smartphone so I can transfer the video file to my smartphone and then do what ever with it. Like email it to the officer.

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tdiller wrote:

Funny I read this post yesterday and just last night as I was babysitting my granddaughter while my son went to the doctor, my son called me on his way home to tell me that he was delayed because he was a witness to an accident. He captured it on his dashcam and mentioned it to the officer. The officer took his memory card form the dashcam as evidence. So now he has to buy a new memory card. My dashcam on the other hand allows a wifi connection to my smartphone so I can transfer the video file to my smartphone and then do what ever with it. Like email it to the officer.

The officer aint going to go for that. Its a chain of evidence thing. He'll get his card back (may have to be a pest in some places), but it'll be a while.

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