The San Francisco DA is not trying to hold back the police body-cam video because of sensitivity to the family. They don't want the public to see it.
But they don't care if the whole case falls apart after November 8th. When that date is safely passed, they can just drop charges and allow Depape to drift back to Canada or stay in San Francisco as the wealthiest mentally-ill nudism-activist drug-addict hemp salesman in the history of San Francisco.
And if he threatens to become inconvenient, he can always have an overdose. The best thing for him is to take the significant payoff and just go away.
Remember how the media tied themselves into knots to cover for Andrew Gillum? Yes that Andrew Gillum. They just need to put a little more effort into the story lines they come up with. Even the people who so desperately want to believe this nonsense are having a difficult time keeping a straight face.