Santa Clara, CA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Wisconsin

Q: Can a police officer hold a charge against you to make you be an informant

1 Lawyer Answer

William F Sulton Esq.

Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Waukesha, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Police officers do not charge crimes, prosecuting attorneys do. Police officers do make criminal referrals to prosecuting attorneys. So I assume that is what you mean: the police officer is threatening to make a criminal referral unless you inform. And, yes, a police officer can do that.

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