Re: I hope not...
I was on a night out one night, a friend of mine was attacked by four men. He was despatching with the fourth when the police turned up. As they saw him winning, they arrested him. The next day, the CCTV exonerated him for any assault or whatever charges.
That night one of the PO's got his truncheon out because I asked to see his serial number ( he'd removed it ). Another tried to twist my arm around my back and arrest me when I tapped him gently on the arm to get his attention.
Anyway they did my mate for being 'drunk and disorderly' in the van ( obviously no witnesses ).
After that night I lost all trust in the police. Unfortunately it was before videocameras were part of mobiles.