Delaware judge scolds police over video evidence
The chief allegedly told the court the department's video equipment did not save recordings for more than about two days
By Michael Lopardi
GEORGETOWN, Del. — A Sussex County judge delivered harsh criticism to police for deliberately destroying video evidence that may have favored defendants in court.
Calling the discovery policies of Rehoboth Beach police "entrenched, flagrant misconduct," Court of Common Pleas Judge Rosemary B. Beauregard threw out intoxilyzer test results in a driving under the influence case where police failed to produce a video recording of the defendant's test.
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