I would suggest not discussing your case in a public forum such as this where anyone including the police is welcome to read it. Even if you are not charged you should seriously consider getting an attorney and not speaking with the police. If you have a good defense it would be best to have an attorney present it. From the sound of things, if you were to be charged with any if this, the potential penalty could be very serious.
Police Officers have the right to question witnesses; however, she is free to go and say what she likes when she likes.
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Yes the police can pick up a witness during an investigation. If it even appears that you may be questioned or suspected of an offense. Step 1 stop talking to anyone. Step 2. Get an attorney. Many people think if they talk to the police they can fix the situation. THEY CANT. Save yourself the headache and potential prison sentence by hiring an attorney.
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I agree with the other posts. First off, the police can interview any witness as they see fit. The person they wish to interview can say no or voluntarily answer any or all of their questions. Keep in mind, if they are not in custody, then the police DO NOT need to Mirandize them. The best advice for you is to hire a lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your rights. Talking to the cops, in my experience, never results in the charges being dropped or the case not being pursued. It only strengthens the State's case.