“Absolutely not,” said Mike Grimes of Hampstead, a retired agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I’ve been asked that a hundred times, and I lied very time,” said Grimes, who frequently worked undercover for the DEA.
He said there is no legal requirement for police officers to tell the truth when they are working undercover.
“Under certain situations, the police are permitted to lie,” he said. “It’s a continuum of the deceit.”
Date posted: August 3, 2010
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