Are the police allowed to lie to me?
Yes. Supreme Court decisions have consistently upheld the right of law enforcement officials to lie to criminal suspects in order to increase the likelihood of obtaining a confession. This also means that police officers are under no obligation to reveal their identity when asked, contradicting the common belief that a police officer must admit the truth when asked whether or not they are a law enforcement official.
If you would like to know more about police interrogation and other criminal law issues, please contact the Portland criminal defense attorneys of Castleberry & Elison, P.C., at 503-223-0011 today.