Storey v. Effingham Cnty., No. CV 415-149, 2017 WL 2623775 (S.D. Ga. June 16, 2017)

Key Insight: For Defendants? negligent (or even reckless) failure to preserve relevant video footage following Plaintiff?s release from jail despite the ?distinct possibility? of litigation in light of the injuries Plaintiff suffered while in custody and his specific threats to sue, the court imposed sanctions to redress the prejudice to Plaintiff and ordered that the court would tell the jury that the video was not preserved and that the parties could present evidence and argument regarding that failure for the jury?s consideration

Electronic Data Involved: Surveillance footage from jail

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