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360 V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 THE ADVOCATE those conclusions because you are presumed to be innocent under the law. No one will know that you did not talk to the police since the court will never see the video or hear the audio recording from the interview room as long as you do not talk to the police. Your silence cannot be used against you in any way. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (16) When the police tell you during the course of the interrogation that everything they say to you is absolutely true, that is not necessarily the case. (17) Police officers are legally permitted to trick you into talking to them. You should not believe everything the police tell you. What they say may be designed to get you to speak to them. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (18) If the officer tells you what other people are saying you did, or if the officer plays you an audio statement or shows you a video statement of what someone else has said about you, it is designed to get you to talk. Even if someone said things about you, that evidence may not be something that can be used against you. You are better off not speaking to the police and not responding to statements made by other people. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (19) If the officer tells you, “This is your opportunity to tell your story” or “If I walk out of here and you haven’t talked to me, you won’t get another chance” or words to that effect, these statements are not true. These statements are designed to get you to talk to the police. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE. (20) Sometimes another police officer may come into the interview room and take part in the interrogation. No matter how many police officers take part in the interrogation, DO NOT TALK TO THEM. A small room with several officers can be intimidating. No matter how many officers may try to talk to you, tell them you will not talk to the police. Thereafter, repeat, “I do not want to talk to you” and go to the door demanding to go back to your cell. If no one responds to your request when knocking on the door, then return to the previous positions mentioned above, and ignore anything being said or done in the room. (21) If you are taken out of the interrogation room and taken to a cell or any other area in the police station and there is someone in the same cell or in close proximity to you, do not talk to those people. These people may also be police officers. They are there to listen


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