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Do people who happen to catch something horrific on tape HAVE to turn their video over to authorities?

Posted by on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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I happened to be watching CNN and the reported showed a new video of the plane crash that someone just happened to get and he mentioned that no doubt the authorities are going to want to see the video.

That got me thinking though do you HAVE to turn over footage that you have?

I'm not asking if you should or why you shouldn't, but if by some law you have to turn over footage.....strictly the legal aspect of it.

Once again I don't see why someone wouldn't turn it over and that's not my question.
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Bump
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lwalker270
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

I honestly don't know if there's a law or not.

So here's a bump.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM
I'd think it would fall under the laws about reporting crimes or turning over evidence but I'm not sure
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:41 PM
You could probably be charged with obstruction of justice if you don't. I dunno for sure.
ElvinCephalopod
by Bronze Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:43 PM

 i believe you are required to turn over the footage, as it might be evidence of a possible crime - even when its obvious no crime happened, just an accident - but i'm not sure

Mommy2b2many
by on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:43 PM
If you don't they can get a supeona for it I believe
FoxFire363
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Withholding evidence is illegal in most cases, so probably.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I thinkitis evidence and they could confiscate it. If you were to put away with it like delete it etc you would be destroying evidence. Maybe they would really need it, help with figuring out what happend etc.

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM
True, hadnt even thought about that.

Quoting Mommy2b2many:

If you don't they can get a supeona for it I believe
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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM
That would make sense.

Quoting Anonymous:

I'd think it would fall under the laws about reporting crimes or turning over evidence but I'm not sure
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