Cameras can hinder
There could be more than meets the lens when it comes to camera footage.
And it could hinder the course of justice.
In April last year, Norwegian Arne Corneliussen was sentenced to 10 weeks' jail for assaulting cabby Chan Chuan Heng in September 2014 after a night of drinking.
During the trial, a 40-second video captured by the taxi's in-car camera was played in court. In the video, Mr Corneliussen is seen chasing the cabby twice.
Mr Corneliussen, a 51-year-old permanent resident, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary causing hurt by grabbing Chan's neck and choking him.
But newspaper reports prompted two witnesses to step forward with their versions of what happened.
Mr Roslan Zainal and Mr Mohamed Ayub Shaik Dawood testified that it was Chan who assaulted Mr Corneliussen first.
The two witnesses had left the scene before police arrived and reported what they saw only in May 2015, a month after Mr Corneliussen was sentenced.
The new evidence led to the quashing of Mr Corneliussen's initial sentence. He was released after spending 5½weeks in jail - more than half his original sentence.
The case was then sent back to the State Courts, where Mr Corneliussen was fined $2,000 on a lesser charge of causing hurt by wrapping his arm around the cabby's neck.
Chan was subsequently charged with voluntarily causing hurt and providing false information to the police. His trial will resume on Friday.