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Yes, you may have a claim for malicious prosecution. Especially if the tape reveals a lack of probable cause. Here are the elements of the tort of malicious prosecution:
1. There must have been a previous judicial proceeding brought against the victim.2. The previous proceeding must have brought by the defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit.3. The previous proceeding must have resulted in a judgment or ruling in favor of the defendant in the malicious prosecution lawsuit.4. There must have been malice in instituting the previous proceeding.5. There must have been lack of probable cause supporting the former proceeding.
6. There must have been injury or damage resulting to the victim from the former proceedings.
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