Cops have no power in one sense: their job is to just get you to where your case can be heard or judged with them having no input into your guilt or innocence.(except direct, hopefully honest testimony afforded any citizen.)bla bla ---the trouble is sir is that cops have entirely too much power.It could be something as simple as smoking a joint or a teen sneaking a beer or 2 .If you get charged by a cop who is a bully --it could be marks that stay with you a lifetime .We have all made a wrong decision or two in our lives when no one got hurt ---we should be able to learn from it and move on,and not run into the ground for it. come on goat we know you are lying if you say you never broke the law.
It is their methods where their power comes in to play. Perhaps the way to stop such abuses is to allow defendants with complaints against cops to take polygraph tests. And while not admissible in court, yet the perp is found to be in the right regarding a cops abuse of his powers, charges will be dropped by the perp by the prosecutor. Simple fix, no?