Video: Don Carpenter (Bryan Cambell Defends Client's racist testimony)
Arguments, outbursts, defiance towards the plaintiff, and racist testimony today.
Officer Michael Saldutte took the stand and immediately began arguing with Miles attorney Joel Sansone over statements he made to the FBI in 2010, as well as to the OMI.
Sansone tried to warm up by lightly discussing Saldutte’s background in martial arts, Krav Maga, his being an instructor in law enforcement pressure point tactics, and his involvement in powerlifting and submission wrestling competitions. This prompted mass objections by the defense and a side bar, but Judge Cercone let Sansone continue.
Saldutte became enraged and belligerent after a few questions, prompting Judge Cercone to order the officer to answer the questions.
As Sansone’s examination of Saldutte continued, the officer began demanding and ordering Jordan’s attorney to be more specific in his questions, to stop twisting his words, and allow him to elaborate on simple yes or no questions with a bunch of information that was not needed.
Saldutte eventually began complaining to the judge on the stand about the line of questioning and began a heated argument with Sansone from the stand.
A visibly irritated judge then ordered Saldutte for the third time to “just answer the questions.”
Sansone, also heated at this point, began to ask Officer Saldutte about his statements to the FBI. Saldutte would spend the next two hours complaining that the FBI got it all wrong. Sansone then began reading Saldutte his own statements to the FBI, regarding how he enjoyed undercover duty because it was less risky than uniformed duty, and that being on a 99 car detail gives officers the advantage of getting as close as possible to subjects without being detected.