Tom Bombadil wrote:That all being said we should remember that the copper might then ask to see the film, or ask for a copy.
What is accualy happening is that the cop is asking for a viewing. This is the same 'law' that says that you too can request a viewing from any image in a public place. Be it cctv or the new traffic warden type videos.
Now here is where you can play with them. You see, if the shoe was on the other foot and you wanted to see or view their own footage, they would say yes, but unless they want to, they will make an appointment for you to come down to the station and watch it there. The problem is that you will have to sign yourself in and out (fire regs) and some of us might not want to do this as I am sure that the cop on the desk will want ID as proof. So you might not go. They have not dishonered you, as you are after-all just using an act to get them to let you view it in the first place. So...
When they ask to see your footage (unless its of a robber doing a runner) then just make an apointment with them. They will need to come to your house and sign-in and out. With ID and not a badge. For them to use the act with their badge, I think that they would need a warrent. You are not stopping them from seeing the footage, only you want it in your time and not theirs. Dont bother with a fee, but if they want a copy, then charge them a fee. Claim copy-right also, incase it later appears on the telly.
If the cop makes demands of you then just get arrested, and later settle out of court (the way they do ) but just be prepped to go all the way and fill out the forms and send them in. There is a book on doing this but I forgot the title.
lol great advice, but definitely charge them a fee I'd say