Myth: If you ask a cop whether he is a cop, he must tell you the truth.
FALSE! You can freely inquire, but they do not have to tell you the truth. In fact – they can lie. Police officers don’t have to reveal their identity as cops, even if you ask them directly. Law enforcement officers are allowed to lie in order to make an arrest. In fact, they are taught how to lie. The courts have sanctioned police lying to suspects. That’s what undercover operations are all about. A police officer can and will tell you all kinds of things to get you to do or say something stupid.
It is highly effective in their investigation and interrogations to lie. If you find yourself being questioned by the police, call an experienced criminal defense attorney to best advise you of your rights.