Police Testimony

This is consistant with my experience in regards to police testifying in civil matters. I’m not surprised that they do the same in criminal matter.  I always assumed that is where they picked up the habit.


  1. Jazzy says:

    This sounds like a classic case of do the means justify the ends. Yes the suspect had a gun but his civil liberates were violated in order to obtain that information. Had he a license to conceal and carry this would have been no problem (I hope), but I’m assuming he did not, which in case he broke the law. However, I think most cops walk a fine line between serving the law and crossing over into vigilantism

  2. Phelps says:

    These are all NYC. You have to be rich and politically connected to even own a gun in NYC. To carry it around you have to be famous.

    And cops lie in court. They lie even when the truth would suit them better.

  3. mexigogue says:

    More important than the defendant’s civil liberties being violated in such a case (although that is indeed important), the civil liberties of everybody will be violated if such cases are allowed to stand. Cops shake you down on whim hiding behind a lie and it’s no solace that you’re released if you’ve got nothing on you, America was founded in the name of freedom, not as a police state. I would rather a handful of guilty people walk the streets than to have all the innocent ones shook down on the basis of whim.