Should retired police officers get pa...

Should retired police officers get paid when they get a subpoena?

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Ugly Duckling

Hopkinsville, KY

#1 Jun 20, 2013
If a retired police officer gets a subpoena for a case he worked on while he was still employed by the police department, should he be paid to come back to testify at the trial?

“Dewey Beats Truman!”

Since: Apr 12

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#2 Jun 21, 2013
No. I don't get paid if they called me into testify. In fact I would say paid testimony of any type (including so called "experts") is just going to create a chance for bias to happen. Is it more likely that people will say what they are paid to or the real truth?
Country Girl

Hopkinsville, KY

#3 Jun 21, 2013
the real anonymouse wrote:
No. I don't get paid if they called me into testify. In fact I would say paid testimony of any type (including so called "experts") is just going to create a chance for bias to happen. Is it more likely that people will say what they are paid to or the real truth?
I agree anonymous. Why should any witness get paid to testify? I didn't know policemen were getting paid to testify? Why should they be paid to testify, whether they are retired or not retired? Aren't they already drawing a salary from the police department? Sounds like double-dipping to me. Maybe somebody should look at that a little closer.
Trust Nobody

Providence, KY

#4 Jun 21, 2013
If you are subpoena to testify by a government entity for the government, they are required to pay you a stipend for "lost wages" and travel.

I had to testify in Federal Court for the government and I was paid $26.00 for my trouble of missing one day work and the drive to Paducah.
Joe

Chicago, IL

#5 Jun 21, 2013
Police aren't paid extra for court testimony. If they are on duty, its part of their duty day. If they are off, then they are paid for the time they spend in court.

“Dewey Beats Truman!”

Since: Apr 12

Here

#6 Jun 21, 2013
If you are retired then you cannot be "on duty"? I do think it is a damn shame that the most important job in a trial, the jurors, get paid less than anyone else for the time they give to serve.

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