Take a moment to begin reading through this. I say begin, because you really don’t need to read the whole thing.
Brenda Harris/Ticketed driver “I absolutely positively stopped at that stop sign.”
Nicole Barksdale/Ticket driver: “I was angry, honestly, I was angry because I knew I stopped.”
Pam Smith/Ticketed Driver: “I’m positive I stopped. I am positive.”
…And so on and so on. Here’s what sense I think you ought to begin to form, to understand, and to get used to: there’s a presumption at work, and its unfounded.
Hint: you have absolutely no rational basis to assume that any cop will be honest. You count on it, just as you sorta count on all the other myriad people you come into contact with to behave with some reasonable, predictable, countable semblance of stock-human behavior. The difference is that those people don’t come wrapped in the trappings of state authority.
They also don’t get paid (with your money) to steal from you, and then lie about it.