Additionally, when you choose to talk to the police, you run the risk of your words getting twisted. Intentionally or unintentionally, the officers you speak with may “not recall” what you told them, or get the details wrong.
Plus, when you allow officers to search your car, house, etc., they might find something that you had no idea about. Or when you speak with them, they might ask you about things that they never told you they were going to ask you about.
Once you open yourself up to this type of situation, they become the ones with all the power.