Imagine being this lawyer (the following dialogue is fictitious and is offered for educational or entertainment purposes only):
Client: Well, umhh, we denied this woman's FOIA request for the videotape of her arrest because we couldn't find it, and we let her know it was destroyed.
Attorney: (using best John Stewart Daily Show imitation) Go onnnnn....
Client: And then, umhh, at trial we offered the videotape in evidence.
For the real thing, see Prins v. Michigan State Police, decided by the Michigan Court of Appeals on March 7.