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
A. Yes sir, with my life.
Q. With your life? Let me ask you this then officer -
do you have a locker room in the police station - 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 that room?
A. Yes sir, I do.
Q. And do you have a lock on your locker?
A. Yes sir, I do
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
A. You see sir, we share the building with a court
complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk
through that room.
With that, the courtroom erupted in laughter and a
prompt recess was called.
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