The Best Courtroom Comeback Ever?

  English: The Scales of Justice Gilded bronze f...

For those who have ever suffered in the witness box under the hands of some smart arse defence team lawyer, this piece was circulating via social media during the week…

Police officers (and any prosecution witnesses for that mattter) often get a hard time when they have to testify in court, If you’re ever in that possition you might wish you could have been as sharp as this American policeman. 🙂

The officer was being cross-examined by a defence attorney during a felony trial and the lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer’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 EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year’s ‘Best Comeback’ line — perhaps he’ll win!

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About Dave Hasney

National Coordinator for UK SMART Recovery - Previously a Recovery Worker and prior to that a Management Consultant and H&S Practitioner - Kept sane by Angling, Good Food, Real Ale & Wine - Cynical thoughts sometimes developed from others.

Posted on 20-12-2012, in Police and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Tin foil hat

    Nearly spat out a mouth full of Old Speckled Hen…Obviously an urban myth but still very funny.

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  2. Brilliant old bean brilliant. Slainte

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