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If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being  cross-examined by a defence attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility …..    

Q:  ‘Officer —  did you see my client fleeing the scene?’    
A:   ‘No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.’ 
Q:   ‘Officer — who provided this description?’   
A:   ‘The  officer who responded to the scene.’   
Q:   ‘A fellow officer provided  the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?’   
A:    ‘Yes, sir. With my life.’ 
Q:    ‘With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?’ 
A:   ‘Yes sir, we do!’  
Q:   ‘And do you have a locker in the  room?’   
A:   ‘Yes sir, I do.’  
Q: ‘And do you have a lock on your locker?’  
A:   ‘Yes sir.’ 
Q:   ‘Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?’  
A:   ‘You see, sir — we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.

The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year’s ‘Best Comeback’ line  —  and we think he’ll win.

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