Do you trust 'em?
A bulldog of a defense attorney was
cross-examining a police officer during a recent
trial... The sequence went something like this:
Q. Now Officer, did you see my client fleeing the
A. No, but I subsequently observed a guy
matching the description of the perp running
several blocks away.
Q. Officer, who provided this description?
A. Johnson, the officer who responded at the
Q. I see... A fellow officer provided the
description of this so-called offender. Let me
ask you, Do you trust your fellow officers?
A. Yes sir, with my life.
Q. With your life? Your LIFE?! Now then officer,
Do you not have a locker room in the police
station -- a room where you change your
clothes in preparation for you daily duties?
A. Yes sir, you know very well that we do.
Q. And do you have a locker in that 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, that you find it necessary
to lock your locker in a room you share with
those same officers?
A. Actually sir, it's like this... We share the
building with the court complex, and sometimes
*lawyers* have been known to walk through
that very room!
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