TESTIFYING IN COURT
In this lesson you will learn how to testify in court, boards, and administrative
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Show the relationship between the original investigation and the
testifying in court and identify tactics used in cross examination.
You will have this subcourse, pencil, and paper to perform the task
contained in this lesson.
You must earn a score of 70 percent on the final examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: DA Pam 27-10, STP 19-95B1-SM, and TVT 19-57.
When considering testifying in court, remember this: Each investigation can
result in a court-martial or other legal action.
The main purpose of an MP
investigation is to identify and apprehend suspects.
The purpose of the
apprehension is to aid a court to evaluate the circumstances of the offense. The
court will then decide if the person charged did in fact commit the offense.
Testifying in court is a major part of the MP job for two basic reasons.
in a case.
b. The quality and quantity of evidence is a major test of the completeness of
the investigation. The effectiveness of presentation of evidence is another major