Ex Narc Barry Cooper Teaches How Cops Know When You Are Lying

How Cops Know When You Are Lying

During drug investigations and traffic stops, my extensive study of the FBI polygraph manual helped me detect when a person was lying or telling the truth.  Each person I arrested for contraband committed one or more of the following indicators of deception.   I hope these tips help you NeverGetBusted.

Police look for these top three indicators of deception when interviewing citizens:

1. Hand-To-Head Contact–For some reason when a human is being deceptive, they will touch their hand to their head.  It may only be the wipe of a brow, a scratch of the nose, a pull of the ear, a hat adjustment, or lighting a cigarette but all of these movements indicate deception. I once used this tactic against a police officer during a federal court deposition. The officer scratched his head when answering a question so I knew he was lying.  This knowledge allowed me to continue a line of questioning that eventually trapped him.

2. Grooming–Although most grooming is considered hand-to-head, this is the number one indicator of deception. If your teenager or significant other is brushing his/her hair or applying makeup while answering troubling questions, there is deception in the air. I’ve found this to be true 100% of the time. Never groom yourself in front of a kop.

3. Repeating The Question–If a kop asks “Where are you going?” and your reply is “Where am I going?” She knows you are being deceptive.  Repeating a question happens when a person is stalling for time to develop a lie.  Always have your story practiced when traveling with your stash so you don’t have to invent a lie on the spot.