I think it's time police all had cameras in their helmets, or clothing with a microphone linked to a receiver in their vehicle or in a riot situation a van. That way we can really find out what the truth is behind their actions - their statement in this case clearly shows how easily police will trump up any fact to justify their actions. It isn't isolated, and we don't know how widespread police lies are in situations like this because we only have their word to take for it. It should all be recorded. Most cases of police brutality have only luckily come to be investigated due to the widespread use of civilian phone cameras. Somehow, energy companies and insurance companies manage to record all their calls and store the information for long periods of time. Yet situations as serious police work are rarely recorded, although I accept that police cars in America do have a front facing camera. Video and police statement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAPwyodTkYA Technology and server costs are pretty competitive right now - it's administratively workable and the extra cost is easily justified by having policing we can trust.