My apt. manager said she can't let me see the surveillance video of my car being stolen. Is this true?

I live in California, & my car was stolen a couple days ago. There are surveillance cameras that caught the crime. When I asked her to play them back, she said that it was illegal for her to play them back for me without the police present due to privacy laws. Is this true?

Sacramento, CA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Gary Ray White

Gary Ray White

Family Law Attorney - Sacramento, CA
Answered

Make a police report and let the police do their job. Your curiosity alone does not entitle you to see the video.

Nicholas Basil Spirtos

Nicholas Basil Spirtos

Litigation Lawyer - Montclair, CA
Answered

File a police report for the stolen car and inform the police that your landlord has videos. The police will get the tapes.

Robert A. Stumpf

Robert A. Stumpf

Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Answered

I would agree with her. The cops would get to see it, but they don't reveal those things to the parties in question initially, because there could be issues of liability.

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