Seanego however disputed this and said he had sealed the footage before he sent it for forensic analysis.
But Hodes said the retired policeman had not recorded this in his sworn statement and that Klingbiel had testified that he did not seal the footage.
“It is unfortunate but it is the most basic statement that a first year constable would make, to say they received an item and they booked it into the SAP 13 with the reference numbers. It is inexcusable that you never recorded it,” he said.
The court heard that the SAP 13 book in which Seanego had registered the footage as an exhibit had since been lost.
“I was informed that it was lost and it was never found,” Seanego said.
State prosecutor Yusuf Baba had led Klingbiel, Col James Bronkhorst of the protection services of the SAPS, and Seanego through evidence since Tuesday as the state tried to prove the authenticity of the CCTV footage and how it was secured after the incident by the police.
The trial continues.