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Why are the police lockers locked?

Why are the police lockers locked? You have to love this police officer, who politely schools the lawyer during court!

He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. 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.

 

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