Can undercover cops follow you?
The primary reason an undercover officer would follow someone is because that person is of the rarest criminal type — the smart one.
They’re bad news.
They’ve done horrific things.
They’re smart to the point where the only way to bust them is to gain their trust and obtain evidence from within their guard..
Do Undercover cops have to identify themselves when asked?
Police officers in plainclothes must identify themselves when using their police powers; however, they are not required to identify themselves on demand and may lie about their status as a police officer in some situations (see sting operation).
What is an undercover cop called?
Traditionally, it is a technique employed by law enforcement agencies or private investigators, and a person who works in such a role is commonly referred to as an undercover agent.
Can an undercover cop break the law?
Undercover cops sometimes infiltrate political organizations. They can lie about being cops even if asked directly. Undercover cops can even break the law (undercover cops get hazard pay for doing drugs as part of their cover) and encourage others to do so as well. This is not legally entrapment.
What are undercover cops not allowed to do?
Police/law enforcement officers can possess stolen property, burglar tools, even child pornography, and have to if they’re taking the case to court. I’ve done all of those working undercover, turning the counterfeit money or illegal weapons or other evidence over to the appropriate agency.