The police want me to come in and give a statement. Isn’t it always best to cooperate?
What’s best, in any situation, is you having the ability to make an informed decision, about how to proceed. That is why it is vital to consult an attorney before ever agreeing to a police interview. We never advise our clients to talk to the police without meeting with us first, so we can investigate their situation, including finding out what the police are up to. The police are generally not trying to help you. They may believe you are guilty of some crime, and want you to “confess” and make their job easier.