Attorney on Charlotte: Police Will Often Release Tape of Shootings if Doing So ‘Reduces the Tension’

‘While the police do not have to release video evidence when a case is under investigation, in many jurisdictions, they’ll do that, especially if they think releasing the video will reduce the tensions’

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PATE: "I think the only way you can reconcile the stories is to look at the evidence. I understand there's at least one video of what happened, but the police will not release that to us yet. To me, that suggests that the video does not necessarily support the police's version of what actually happened. While the police do not have to release video evidence when a case is under investigation, in many jurisdictions, they'll do that, especially if they think releasing the video will reduce the tensions, answer some of the questions and perhaps prove the officer was asking reasonably at the time he used excessive force." 

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