COME. THE POLICE OFFICER WILL ACCUSE YOU
OF THE CRIME CONFIDENTLY, UNWAVERINGLY, AND
REPEATEDLY. THEY WOULD SAY THINGS LIKE — WE
KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU DID IT, I JUST
WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHY! AND YOU WILL NOT
BE ALLOWED TO DENY THINGS. THE POLICE
OFFICER WILL INTERRUPT ALL YOUR DENIALS.
THEY WOULD DISMISS YOUR DENAILS AS
IMPOSSIBLE AND CONTRADICTORY TO THE
FACTS OF THE CASE. ESSENTIALLY, THEY WILL
NOT ALLOW YOU TO EFFECTIVELY VERBALIZE
ANY COHERENT DENIALS OR DEFENSE. THEY WILL SAY
THINGS LIKE — STOP DENYING IT! STOP
LISTEN TO ME! LISTEN TO ME NOW! I WILL
GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK IN JUST
A MOMENT, BUT RIGHT NOW, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
THAT YOU LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY!
WHY DO THEY SAY THAT? WHY DO THEY TELL
YOU THAT YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM? IT
IS NOT BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMETHING
TERRIBLY IMPORTANT TO SAY. RATHER, IT IS
BECAUSE THE POLICE INTERROGATION
TECHNIQUE INDICATES THAT THE SUSPECT
SHOULD NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
VERBALIZE DENIALS. NEXT: FALSE EVIDENCE
PLOYS. THE POLICE OFFICER WILL CONFRONT
YOU WITH EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU, SOMETIMES
REAL EVIDENCE, SOMETIMES FABRICATED
EVIDENCE — KNOWN AS A FALSE EVIDENCE PLOY.
THEY WILL SAY THAT THEY HAVE
YOUR FINGERPRINTS, OR THEY’VE GOT YOUR DNA, OR THEY
HAVE EYEWITNESS TESTIMONIES, OR THEY HAVE
As as a former cop I believe many innocent people have been brainwashed into making false confessions and punished with the approval of the DA, Judge and Police chief. This is what all good cops should fight to prevent. We should work as hard to exonerate innocent person as to convict a guilty one. The objective is to do a good job without, remorse, doubt and guilt.
I was once a prime suspect in a $11K petty cash theft at my workplace. Interrogation went down EXACTLY the way described here. As the innocent party, my mistake was expecting that me agreeing to be interviewed at the station, which bait and switched to interrogated, was going to help them with their investigation. instead they spent 5 hrs trying to get a confession. Until you’ve lived it, you cant relate to how scary and stressful it is when you’re innocent.after once or twice it can be enjoyable. just tell the cops to hurry up cause you are heading over to their house to investigate a possible crime when you leave.@Ronald Agyemang You don’t ALLOW them to interrogate you. You don’t say but one thing, “I want a lawyer.” And you keep saying it a thousand times if you have to do so. If you don’t have the money to hire an attorney they HAVE to provide you with one. That is your right under the Constitution of the United States. Good luck.It’s stressful yes. I understand. Once you keep your mouth shut and don’t get into any dialogue it’s better. Switch the questions on them. If they ask, what would you normally do after work. Ask them well what would you normally do. And repeat. No dialogue, no report building.It’s alarming that often they are more interested in closing the case than finding out who is actually guilty. Especially in a murder investigation.There appears to be a pattern that vulnerable people are charged with crimes, because it’s easier to get confessions. The police do not appear to be particularly interested in finding the real criminal as long as they have a victim to blame it on.