I’ve worked in the justice system in various roles for 48 years now. Cop, police prosecutor, expert witness for defense/prosecution/plaintiff, instructor in various use of force disciplines, and a couple of years as co-vice chair of the Forensic Evidence Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers. One thing I’ve learned from all those perspectives is that the common advice of “Don’t talk to the police” works better for actual criminals than it does for innocent, law-abiding people who’ve been forced to defend themselves with lethal weapons.
I discussed it recently with the Gun Sports Radio folks in San Diego. If you have about 48 minutes to spare, you might find it of interest: