The Ex-Cop was a serious, bitter old man. He had retired from being a detective eleven years ago, but his wisdom and novel deduction skills were at their best. He just so happened to be walking home by the local bank when its alarms went off. The retiree didn't know what got into him, but he sprinted towards the bank faster than he thought he could in his old age. By the time he got there, the robbery was only starting to unravel. If the Ex-Cop wanted to participate in the investigation, he would have to act now. He wasn't a member of the police anymore, but his input was sure to be taken seriously. He had two choices: he could interrogate the people leaving the scene, or the people staying. He knew that the information he would gather either way would prove to be invaluable. All he had to do was convince everyone he was right. "Simple" the Ex-Cop said with the same passion he felt for his job many years ago.
The Ex-Cop is one of the most valuable roles in the game. He can either check a player's card or look at two unused cards at the bottom.
- If you check a player's card, claim first along with Shoplifter. This way, if you saw an innocent role, you get confirmed by them just like Shoplifters do.
- If you check the bottom cards, you can out as the Ex-Cop after the Shoplifter claimed, but hold on to your information before others say their roles. It has a much better chance of calling out an impossible role claim, or revealing that the Wildcard is evil. Remember that if a player claims Rookie and gives true information, they can be a Bank Robber who looked at that card as well.
- It is usually a better idea to check the bottom cards than one player's card because it gives more useful information. If you do not trust a certain player based on how they acted after the Assignment, however, you can check their card.