This is a true story from 2015. One February night, two young men used their keys to enter the family-owned store where they live with their parents and younger brother. Two San Diego police officers thought they were breaking in and called for a backup. A scuffle ensued, and one brother was punched repeatedly.
Both young men and their mother were arrested. Charges were later dropped.
OK, mistakes happen…but then things got worse. Surveillance video cameras proved that the officers lied in their police report about the encounter. Police spokesman Lt. Kevin Mayer confirmed the department was conducting an internal affairs investigation over the incident. The incident made national news.
A word to the wise: Use your police reports to document your professionalism and integrity.