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NOTE: I'm not a lawyer or legal advisor, the reply below is from my personal experience. You should not take this for granted and always consult a legitimate lawyer in this type of cases.
From my understanding the police can use your video for evidence (such as in court), but to show it on TV without your consent could be a copyright infrigment. When you record a video it should automatically be copyright to it's creator and you as the creator decide what to do with it. What can you do in this case? Take the original raw footage (the one in the camera, tape or card) and go to the tv station with it. Explain the situation to them and they may give you some royalties. Like I mentioned before you should consult a lawyer to get some real legal advise in this case.