That's why I like putting as much of this on the web as possible.
The sad part, they really have no reason to lie. It's the whole "boys in blue" ego thing. Most cops just don't understand that it's actions like this that make law abiding citizens have a distaste for the cops.
Where do you go from here? i don't recall if you made a formal complaint or not. You have so much activity (justified, of course) that I get confused!!!!