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No, it is not. In the United States there are ten community property states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
As for why the police would tell you this, the vast majority of them are not attorneys and have very little knowledge of the law outside criminal law. So if you are having a civil issue, then that is typically outside their realm of expertise and relying on what they say might not be the best source of information.
Would they use this to cover up for the person that took my sons property.He is a police sargent. john