Quotes Warren Metlitzky on Use of Video Evidence at Trial

This insightful article published on discusses why the viral videos that have given rise to our national debate on race and policing in the United States look much different inside of a courtroom.  Partner Warren Metlitzky, who as a Deputy City Attorney tried numerous cases on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, including cases involving allegations of police misconduct, is quoted in the article about how legal proceedings tend to focus on the context of the video, including what leads the videographer to start filming.  The article also discusses the effect of video analysis, which plays an important part in trials where a discrete set of events is closely analyzed -- with the effect that the viewer's initial reactions to the video sometimes, though not always, fade with repeated exposure to the evidence.