A reporter records an Albuquerque cop allegedly beating a club patron in the club parking lot. The cop arrests the reporter and confiscates the tape.
A judge later throws out the charges against the reporter.
But what about the tape? Turns out the cop neglected to tag it into evidence, then took it home for a private viewing. Somehow, miraculously, when the cop returned the tape, the video of her beating the club patron had been deleted. She has no idea how this happened.
This all comes by way of a civil suit filed by the reporter. The officer was never charged with a crime, and still works for the Albuquerque Police Department.
It’s really quite amazing how often these odd electronic glitches accidentally destroy videos that depict alleged police misconduct.