I'm a defendant in a criminal case, which is pending appeal decision for I.A.C. (failure to investigate). But before my case becomes finalized, I'd like to obtain or review the evidence trial counsel failed to do. Its a DVR video surveillance footage, which contains footage that would exonerate me from my charges.
My appeal counsel has tried obtaining a copy by going through the police property room, as that's where it's located. But since detective who was assigned to my case no longer working, they cant help . Now we're waiting to hear from the DA about it.
I fear my case will run out of time and become finalized before getting a copy of the surveillance; and the evidence will be returned to the real perpetrator.
Is there anything else I can do to better protect myself or evidence