August 21, 1979
(Whereupon, MICHAEL SCHNEIDER was called as a witness, duly sworn, and testified as follows:)
D I R E C T E X A M I N A T I O N 4:23 p.m.
BY MR. SMITH:
Q State your name, please?
A Michael Schneider.
Q Where do you live, Mr. Schneider?
A Los Angeles, California.
Q What do you do?
A I am a police officer for the City of Los Angeles.
Q Do you know Jeff?
A Yes, I do.
Q How long have you known him?
A I first met Jeff in the early part of 1974.
Q How did you get to know Jeff?
A I was introduced through my sister-in-law.
Q How often are you around Jeff?
A Oh, I see Jeff at least once a week -- sometimes more than that. It might go for two or three weeks at a time sometimes. It just depends on our work schedules.
Q What are the typical kinds of occasions when you see Jeff?
A Socially, we travel athletically together. We have been involved in sports. He helped me do work on my house; I helped him do things in his house and boat.
Q Are you around Jeff enough so that you feel that you have an opinion as to his truthfulness?
A Well, most certainly.
Q What is your opinion as to his truthfulness?
A I find Jeff to be extremely truthful.
Q Do you have an opinion as to whether Jeff is a peaceful person?
A Most definitely -- extremely peaceful. I have never observed him display violence or anything to this effect.
MR. SMITH: You may examine the witness.
MR. BLACKBURN: No questions.
THE COURT: Call your next.