State v. L.D.G., No. 65631-1-I, 2011 WL 2176542 (Wash. Ct. App. June 6, 2011)

Key Insight: Where video of defendant?s alleged assault was sent via email to an investigating officer but was automatically deleted by the email program, where the physical copy was ?faulty? and would not play, and where the original tape was destroyed, the court nonetheless found that defendant?s due process rights were not violated where ?the exculpatory value of the video was not apparent and the State did not act in bad faith?

Nature of Case: Assault (criminal)

Electronic Data Involved: Surveillance video

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