Q: when accused of a crime does the police need to let you know who is accusing you?
The police do not necessarily have to tell you, but the government does have to tell you eventually in most circumstances. You have a Sixth Amendment Right under the United States Constitution to face your accusers and ask them questions in court. Usually a person accused of a crime will find out who has accused them once the police reports are released.
That said, if you are facing criminal charges, you should reach out to a criminal defense attorney immediately. Most of us (myself included) will talk to you about your case initially for no charge.
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