Pursuit Magazine-Video Surveillance and the Best Evidence Rule

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How the Best Evidence Rule Can Save Your Case When Surveillance Video Goes Missing

For those of us in the business of video surveillance investigations, it’s a good idea to consider the rules that apply to downloading video and introducing it into evidence.

Having downloaded thousands of videos over the years for the New York City Police Department’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (“TARU”) and here at Video Extraction Inc., (“VEI”), I have encountered as many obstacles to a solid download as there are surveillance systems.

That’s why, when you’re collecting video evidence, you should always monitor the real-time feed. You’ll also want to pay close attention to the video as you download. Because if your tech fails, you may have to improvise—in order to legally introduce the evidence by alternate means.

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Ralph Thomas is author of over 32 books on various aspects of conducting investigations, founder and director of The National Association Of Investigative Specialists,CEO of Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc, The Spy Exchange And Security Center and SpyTek Wholesale Imports. Thomas is a member of the Executive Security Council of Griffith Colson Intelligence Service, a private intelligence agency. Thomas's latest project is NAIStv on the Griffith Media TV Network. He has also developed A Native American Store in Georgetown Texas called Tribal Impressions. You can review his person home page off of: http://www.pimall.com/thomas

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