Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Cop's Comeback

A Policeman's Credibility

 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
 trial.  The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman's

 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

 A:  Yes, that is correct."

 Q:  "How do you know that this was good information, 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 shift or
 court duties?"

A:  "Yes sir, we do."

 Q:  "And do you have a locker in the room?"

>> > A:  "Yes I do."

Q:  "And do you have a padlock 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 padlock your locker in a room you
share with these same officers?"

 A:  "Well Sir,....  we share our 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 testifying officer has been nominated for this year's "Best
Comeback" line -- I think he'll win.