Hunter v. State of Delaware, —A.3d—, 2012 WL 5349395 (Del. Oct. 26, 2012)

Key Insight: Addressing the police department?s failure to preserve relevant surveillance footage of events at the police station following defendant?s arrest (by allowing it to be automatically recorded over), the Supreme Court of Delaware determined that the lost recording was not dispositive evidence and that the criminal trial was therefore not ?fundamentally unfair? and thus held that the trial court properly determined that a missing evidence instruction was a sufficient remedy and that fundamental fairness did not require a judgment on acquittal on the Assault and Resisting Arrest charges

Nature of Case: Criminal: Assault and Resisting Arrest

Electronic Data Involved: Video footage

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