''Generally, the people who are only willing to talk with an attorney present are guilty of something''. Wow, just wow. If you truly are LEO, you are the reason that people should not talk to the police without legal representation. That representation should tell you not to talk to the police under any circumstance.As an investigating officer, this is the worst thing you can do, for you and the case. Waiting for an attorney can take days. Meanwhile, the investigation focuses more on you, instead of the actual culprit, since it is uncommon for innocent people to only speak with their attorney present. Generally, the people who are only willing to talk with an attorney present are guilty of something, if not the crime they are being asked about. This other crime tends to come out while extra attention is given to the wrong person, the same person who could have kept the investigation moving forward and ultimately, away from themselves.
So an officer involved in a shooting should not require legal council or union rep if it was a good shoot? It must have been a bad shoot if he wants legal/Union representation, using your philosophy.
If you had nothing to do with the crime, you shouldn't even be at the station. Tell the officers that at the scene and go home. If they don't allow you to go home, tell them you want an attorney, no exceptions. They can and will lie to you with no repercussions. They may threaten to put you in jail for life, take your kids and house. No exceptions. I encourage anyone that believes the above comments by nikerret to watch The Innocence Files and False Confessions on Netflix.
Never Talk To the Police- Regent Law Professor James Duane