Humour, Inspired, Lawyer

Trusting Lawyers

This policeman was being cross-examined by a defence attorney during a felony trial, and the lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’s credibility

Question:  ‘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.’

Question:   ‘Officer — who provided this description?’

A:   ‘The officer who responded to the scene.’

Question:   ‘A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender.  Do you trust your fellow officers?’

A:   ‘Yes, sir.  With my life.’

Question:   ‘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!’

Question:   ‘And do you have a locker in the room?’

A:   ‘Yes sir, I do.’

Question:   ‘And do you have a lock on your locker?’

A:   ‘Yes sir.’

Question:   ‘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 was nominated for that year’s ‘Best Comeback’ line.

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