posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 08:46 PM
I said right off from the start that I don't think this is funny, and I feel bad for the guy. His career is ruined. If you read the complaint he
filed, it says the video was shot by a private citizen whose child attended the event. Mr. Paige's claim is the video was turned over to the DEA and
they allowed it to be distributed, by persons unknown to him.
Well then that will surely be tested in court won't it?
Yes, I think all the relevant angles will be tested in court. My question goes to the time lag between the filming of the incident and the video
being turned over to the DEA.
If it turns out there was another copy made he will surely have grounds to sue the other party, or perhaps the DEA still, for their other agents
allowing a situation where this agent was compromised in such a way?
I'm not sure how the property rights to the video will be legally determined, and if the person who filmed the incident made a copy, if they can be
held liable. For instance, did said person sign an affadavit testifying to the fact that no other copies of the video existed? The claim states the
relevant portion of the video was removed and the tape returned to the individual who made it.
Again, I'm not sure the 'other agents allowed' this to happen in any way.
Yes, the incident is tragic for Mr. Paige, and it is a shame his career is ruined, and he has suffered considerably as a result. Still, the AD is his
If the DEA is culpable in the release of the video, then the individuals involved and the agency should be held responsible.