Charleston, WV asked in Civil Rights for West Virginia

Q: Can I request for my neighbor camera if they have been broke into my home while I was gone and stole money out safe

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you suspect that your neighbor broke into your home and stole money, you have the right to request footage from their camera. However, your neighbor is not legally obligated to provide you with this footage unless required by law enforcement or a court order.

In cases of theft, it's advisable to file a police report and provide all relevant details, including your suspicion and the existence of your neighbor's camera. Law enforcement can then investigate and, if necessary, obtain the footage through legal channels if they believe it could contain evidence related to the crime.

Remember, direct confrontation or accusations without proof can lead to complications or legal issues. It's best to let law enforcement handle the situation. They have the authority and means to conduct a thorough investigation and legally acquire any relevant evidence.

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