phemt said I had a similar experience as this kid did with a cop: a cop threatened to make up charges against me. Luckly (like the cop in the video) he was just making the threats to feed his ego. Others are not as lucky because cops plant drugs on people or make up other charges.
When I was 18 I took a Sunday evening ride alone in my car. I saw a cop car appear, behind me in the distance, with his single "bubble gum" red light on the roof, but not lit.
He quickly caught up with me, and started to tail-gate me so closely I couldn't see his front grill in my rearview mirror. This went on for over a mile, and I watched my speedometer like a hawk, keeping below the 30-MPH limit and driving as carefully as I could.
Finally his single roof light when on, and I pulled over. He told me I was driving over 45 in a 30 zone, which was totally false. He also said I'd been driving recklessly, for which I could have my license seized. That was also a lie.
Finally, he began to accuse me of having just returned across the New Jersey border from New York, where I could legally drink at 18, and that I was drunk. I said I had not, which was likewise true.
Finally he agreed to write me a ticket for "only" going 40 in a 30 zone, a fine of about $40 USD then. That was completely false. But what could I do? His word against mine, so next week I paid it, without telling my parents, with whom I lived.
Are some cops dishonest? Absolutely! Are ALL cops dishonest? Of course not. This is why I think the honest ones are heroes, and the dishonest ones dog shit.
If I sit on a jury, I require proofs. And if the public has some doubts about the veracity of police officers, the cops have no one to blame but themselves, and their unions, for blindly defending the bad cops along with the good cops.