In "Rogue One", the following exchange happens, where Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso talk about her father:
Jyn: I like to think he's dead, makes things easier.
Cassian: Easier than what? That he's being a tool of the Imperial war machine?
Jyn: I've never had the luxury of political opinions.
Jyn pretends not to care about the Empire. But even her rapsheet contradicts that: she's known for attacking Imperial officials when she gets the chance. This is confirmed by the novelization and by "Rogue One: Rebel Dossier".
Felicity Jones, the actress who portrays her, said that Jyn:
absolutely hates the Empire, so whenever she sees a Stormtrooper it's this completely instinctive reaction she has to just bash them in the head.
EDIT: She says it again in the DVD :
When Jyn sees stormtroopers, she just wants to annihilate them.
After all, the Empire killed her mother.
So why would Jyn even pretend not to be against the Empire?