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05-01-06, 07:33 PM #1
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 defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was
trying to undermine the policeman'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 erupted in 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.
05-01-06, 09:11 PM #2
Thats great!! lol
05-02-06, 05:43 PM #3
Brilliant comeback! Very funny.
05-02-06, 06:27 PM #4
And thats how you take a pain in the ass lawyer down a few notches. Well done.Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.
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05-02-06, 06:29 PM #5Cheech Guest
There is a lawyer here who was busted for DUI by one of my Tac officers. He was telling us yesterday how he went to court for A DUI he arrested. He questioned the officer on how his DUIs are conducted on stand. My TAC officer just said " you know how I do things "
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