LAPD Officer Says She Saw No 'Signs Of Injury' On Amber Heard

A Los Angeles police officer has testified against Amber Heard, saying she did not identify the actor as a domestic violence victim.

Heard is currently embroiled in a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, who says she lied when she claimed to have been domestically abused in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

Yesterday, LAPD officer Melissa Saenz spoke to the court from a pre-recorded deposition, in which she recalled visiting Depp and Heard's penthouse apartment in May 2016.

The officer was seen answering questions from Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, who asked her to recount details of the visit which was made after Heard claimed her then-husband struck her with a phone.

"I did not identify her as a victim of domestic violence," Saenz told the court. Bredehoft then quizzed the office on whether there had been any marks of violence or bruising on Heard's face that would corroborate her claim Depp had hit her.

"What is your perception of the redness on the cheek and the eyelid and above the eyebrow?" Bredehoft asked.

Saenz responded that the redness betrayed nothing more than the fact Heard had been crying, saying: "It's consistent with her crying - she has fair skin, her face is flushed."

"You don't think it's consistent with a cell phone being thrown at her?" Bredehoft persisted.

Saenz stood firm in her assessment, saying: "It does not look like an injury caused from a cell phone. It's consistent with someone crying."

Heard's attorney went on to ask whether there had been any signs of a struggle or violent outburst on the property - but the officer insisted there had not.

"Now, your recollection is that there was damage to the flat. You searched the entire flat and there was no damage, no broken glass, or anything out of the ordinary, would you agree?" Bredehoft asked.

"Correct," Saenze confirmed.

The lawyer then asked: "If you saw any signs of injury on Amber Heard or even just damage to the property, would you have been duty bound to make a report?"

"Correct," Saenz replied again.

One week after Saenz visited their property, Heard filed for divorce from Depp and organized a restraining order against him.

The Aquaman actor is set to take the stand and give her testimony in the coming days.

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