Originally Posted by Harold falcon
Of course you shouldn't give consent, no ones saying that.
Isn't that what he said, though? That he consented to come outside, then he consented to do the gunshot-residue test, and he thinks it was the right call?
That's part of how the cops get you, this idea that if you refuse their requests they'll do something crazy or illegal or stalk you until they find some excuse to arrest you. But by and large, in the real world they don't do stuff like that.
On the other hand, people consent to stuff that lands them in prison all the time.