Friday, December 14, 2012

What is Perjury? The Continuing Saga of Kim Church

“We view this as probably one of the most serious offenses an officer could commit,” Baker said. [but not so serious that UNCC Campus Police Officer Kim Church has been dismissed from her job].

“It’s a reflection of her poor choices, not the department,” Baker said.[It's a reflection of the fact that the UNCC Campus Police Department doesn't care if one of its officers lies to a judge while under oath].

"Church’s lying was not considered perjury because it did not pertain to the case," [Chief Baker] said. [It was just a li'l white lie. Everybody tells 'em in court. Coulda been 'bout ennythang. Ain't that right?].

From Black's Law Dictionary:

"...In criminal law. The willful assertion as to a matter of fact, opinion, belief, or knowledge, made by a witness in a judicial proceeding as part of his evidence, either upon oath or in any form allowed by law to be substituted for an oath, whether such evidence is given in open court, or in an affidavit, or otherwise, such assertion being known to such witness to be false, and being intended by him to mislead the court, jury, or person holding the proceeding..."

Read more: What is PERJURY? definition of PERJURY (Black's Law Dictionary)

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