If a detective is asked to investigate criminal acts against or about someone in their own religious congregation or a family members religious congregation, is that considered a conflict of interest? If the detective already has some form of relationship with the person being investigated, whether it be positive or negative, clearly there will be a non-neutral bias. Is this fair?Perhaps not an ethical issue but more like the detective enters a preconceived notion that "My congregation are good people. They couldn't possibly commit a crime like this". My point is that, doesn't this diminish the integrity of the investigation?