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.

3 thoughts on “I thought this was rather amusing . . .

  1. Great comeback!
    I once had to testify in a civil case, and the defense attorney made the implication that the plaintiff was a friend of mine–that we were in fact close friends.
    “Yes, we are on friendly terms. We had worked together, but I wouldn’t call us close friends,” I replied. 
    The lawyer said, “But didn’t I just see you talking together during the last recess?”
    “Yes, we were talking.  I was telling him that since I’d last seen him, my dogs had died, I changed jobs twice, and had a knee injury that put me in a wheelchair for four months.  He wasn’t aware of any of that.”  (There were other personal details in my response that I won’t post publicly.)
    Another reason why you need to be careful about the questions you ask.

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  2. LOL That’s great!Thanks for stopping by and for the comment! I posted it for myself as much as anyone. It’s another one of those lessons I’m being taught constantly! LOL I’d appreciate your prayers for me in that area – that I’ll find some godly friends!! Have a great weekend!

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