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Matt Chester Discusses Using Cell Phone Videos in Criminal Prosecutions in New Orleans Advocate

In the criminal justice system, memories fade and recollections differ, often irreconcilably, tasking judges and jurors with deciphering some version of the truth. But a well-timed cellphone video can be worth a thousand witnesses, depicting a crime as it occurred and, in many cases, generating leads and evidence for law enforcement officials.

In this New Orleans Advocate article, Matt Chester, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, discusses the importance of using cell phone videos in criminal prosecutions. 

"It's kind of the ultimate truth teller," said Mr. Chester, a former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans. "It speaks for itself."

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