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A Matter Of Trust

A defense attorney was cross-examining a police officer during a felony trial. It went like this:

Attourney: Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene?
Officer: No sir, but I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender running several blocks away.
Attourney: Officer, who provided this description?
Officer: The officer who responded to the scene.
Attourney: A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender. Do you trust your fellow officers?
Officer: Yes sir, with my life.
Attourney: 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 you daily duties?
Officer: Yes sir, we do.
Attourney: And do you have a locker in that room?
Officer: Yes sir, I do.
Attourney: And do you have a lock on your locker?
Officer: Yes sir.
Attourney: 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?
Officer: You see sir, we share the building with a court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.
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