Do I have to answer questions by Internal Affairs, if my responses could subject me to criminal prosecution?

An accused officer cannot refuse to answer questions in an Internal Affairs interrogation and assert the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination without fear that the Department may discipline the officer for insubordination. Thus, an accused officer may be forced to provide a compelled statement, which may be inadmissible in criminal prosecution against the officer, but could still subject the officer to administrative discipline. If it is determined that by investigators prior to or during the course of an interrogation that an officer may be criminally charged, the accused employee must be advised of his or her constitutional Miranda rights.