I don't want to drudge up the Henry Louis Gates' arrest in Cambridge a few months back, but I remember that a point of contention was the police report. Gates is adamant that he never referenced that officer's momma or anything like that. His report also says he was behaving loudly and belligerently, something apparently impossible since he had a bronchial infection at the time. In addition, one of my friends was arrested by two cops back in highschool (in Dallas). To make a long story short, his arrest report contained numerous lies that made him look worse than what he actually did. And anecdotally, you hear about cops blatantly lying on the report to make the arrest look better or more justified from time to time. I remember on an episode of Breaking Bad, Saul (defense attorney) off-handedly mentions that the arrest report detailed way more meth than what was actually seized. So my question is, is it generally understood and accepted that cops lie on the arrest reports from time to time? Or are these purely isolated incidents, chalked up to "bad" cops?