From the New York Daily News:
Cop watchers armed with smartphones are not only catching police misconduct — they’re catching cops lying about the misconduct, officials said Thursday.
More and more cops are giving false statements in official documents or when questioned about their misbehavior, the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board said….
In one incident, a cop accused of misconduct during a stop-and-frisk claimed he never rifled through a man’s pockets, but video surveillance inside the building showed he did.
But even when confronted with the video, the cop denied the allegation.
“(The civilian) can say whatever he wants, that’s not what happened,” the officer said at the time.