“Cooperate” is a code-word with a special meaning in the USA. It means to give up all your Constitutional rights and to do the police’s work for them.
Typically, it involves:
– Allow the police to search your dwelling
– Allow the police to search your vehicle
– To give them a full statement, with no lawyer present
– If asked, to submit prints, hair or DNA samples
The police have alot of tricks up their sleeve.
For instance, they know that an innocent person or a member of the victim’s family will “cooperate.” Usually innocent people are all hot to prove how innocent they are. It does not matter how vacous the charges are. They don’t demand to face the accuser.