My question involves police conduct in the State of: Minnesota
I present my concern here in this forum as it seems to come closest to my subject.
This is a somewhat hypothetical query, as a situation of this nature happened to me a number of years ago. I want to be prepared should this happen again.
This matter involves detectives from a police dept. calling you and asking you to come in to police dept so they can talk to you, or, if they personally visit you in your home.
They establish with you they want to talk to you, you aren’t a person of interest or suspect in a criminal matter. They “think” you might have information that can help them solve a serious crime committed by a friend, neighbor, or associate of yours.
Do you “have” to talk to them at all about the matter? Since you aren’t a person of interest or a suspect and they know you didn’t commit the crime or in any way were an accessory., do you have to say anything to them about the person or suspect or the crime?
Do you have to allow them into your home without a search warrant? Can you insist they talk to you outside in your yard?
And lastly, can you record any conversation you have with them on a recording device?
Thanks for all serious thoughtful responses.