Mr. Schneider, you say the following like it’s a bad thing.
The Police are representatives of the government and most certainly the government should not be trusted. It is a necessary evil. Police are there to investigate crimes after they have been committed and as we can see by my count, they are not all angels with halos*.
Ultimately a cop is not your friend. Most definitely he is not if he’s investigating a crime. If you learn to not trust someone by the observation of them doing their job, that should be considered a clue.
*As I’ve said before, not all cops are bad, look at the nice conversation I had in June. A cop though is not your friend and if you provide information indicating you’ve possibly committed a crime, he can nail you for it. That’s why you don’t talk to the police. If I have a conversation with an officer I make sure it’s on my terms and I ease into it to get a feeling for the officer. That conversation I had above, was started by me in the open in a manner that left me free to leave at any time. Cops can be friendly, they can be nice, but what they do for a living can interfere with your ability to trust them. It’s a fact of life.
h/t Say Uncle.