My question involves criminal records for the state of: California.
I wanted to find out if there is a way to view the body cam footage from my husbands arrest that resulted in my arrest. My husband was arrested for possesion for sales. During which time the police in my city are supposed to have the body cameras on from time the have inital contact until they will no longer have contact with that suspect. They record all statements given as well. According to the police report, it says the while being questioned about the safe the drugs were found in my husband told the police that the safe was mine. It was not and the D.A. never believed that. I was charged with misd poss charge since they felt because I am his wife I knew about what he was doing. But not important.
I confronted my husband with this and he is very adement that he never said that at all. He said what he said was it wasn't his and they twisted his words to make it sound like he said it was mine, when he only said it wasn't his. The case is now complete and he is still standing by his statement saying that he would never say those things about me. I have asked my lawyer to request the tapes to view before I accepted the misd and since then as well. He hasn't even responded except to tell me that the D.A. never gave them to him. I get it he feels like his job is done since I accepted the charge. However, I need to know the kind of man I married. I asked my husbands lawyer as well who my husband gave his permission to not only talk to me but to let me see the footage. He told me to ask my lawyer who isn't responding.
Can I get the video from the D.A. myself or the police department? Is there any way for me to see this video for my own peace of mind? I only need to know so I can make a choice in my life one way or another about how my life will go when my husband is released in two more months. I love him and can't just let it go as my lawyer recommended at one point. I have to know. So I thank you for your help and I hope someone will know.