Are undercover police allowed to lie to me?

Many people are under the assumption that an undercover police officer is obligated to reveal himself if asked. However, this is not actually true. Undercover officers work incredibly hard to establish their cover and are not required to answer truthfully if asked. The Supreme Court has upheld the right for police to hide their identities from criminal suspects consistently. This allows officers to remain undercover long enough to gather enough evidence for an arrest or acquire a confession of guilt.

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