Never been pessimistic in the last 40 years.might even be able to improve 66vette's very pessimistic view... nah, I guess not.
I come from a LE family & know how they work.
You'd know that if you read my earlier post but, I guess some people prefer to post before reading anything.
All dept's have rules & policies in place & in some cases extended to relatives.
To much to explain & if you know a cop well enough, ask for yourself.
Rules & policies sometimes change.
Some cops will talk freely & some won't.
In this age of the internet & the way people act & think now, I don't know many who will talk freely on the internet.
Maybe in person but, they'll make a judgment call based on the person they come in contact with.
Take it for what's it's worth but, there's 1 piece of advise I can give when talking to cops.
They're cops 24-7 so be very careful what you say.
I've known 2 guys years ago who said something they shouldn't have......bad move