Cops don’t believe ANYTHING non-cops say. They don’t believe family members, EMTs, firefighters or soldiers. I cannot exaggerate how little they believe what civilians say.
They are to be praised for a realistic view of human nature; if only they applied the same ideas to other cops, they would be truly great.
There’s no magic in how police solve tough investigations. They want the public to “cooperate” but they don’t believe them anyways. Virtually any action leaves physical evidence. It’s just a matter of finding it.
It’s a very pessimistic but accurate view of people. This can damage a person, even as they learn more about how things really work. Some, like Firepower, have this naturally.
Learn your ABCs:
Investigators are the brains of the cop operation. There’s a public face and there’s how they really feel. To the public, they’ll say they are protectors, the good guys, fighing evil. In private, it’s just another job.
A long investigation is cash in the bank. Ka-ching, overtime baby! They get paid whether it is solved or not. How much do you think they care about one investigation out of hundreds?
The major reason why cops sometimes get away with a crime (for awhile) is that other cops don’t suspect them. Cops have raped, burned, killed, stolen, beat up, and everything else.