If you’re asked, or given the opportunity to talk to police officers, the best advice I can give you is not to say anything at all. There’s no reason why. Even though we were always told to talk to police officers of problems, in the criminal justice system, you always have the right to just keep quiet. And you should.
Anything you say to a police officer in, who’s doing an investigation, will be used against you. And there’s no benefit to you if, without talking to an attorney first. In other words, you can always have an attorney say the exact same thing to a police officer, and it protects you from those things being used against you.
In an investigation, the police officer’s role is not to determine guilt or innocence. They’re just gathering information. So anything that you tell them is just written down, and sometimes it’s written down inaccurately.
So, to protect yourself, it’s better not to speak with the police.