Do the cops really lie a lot on the police reports?

Yes; it’s astounding. Most people lie on occasion, but they seem to have the market cornered. I view myself as a sort of ‘quality control’ device when I cross-examine them, but I don’t enjoy it that much. Some cops are totally honest, too, and would rather see you walk even if you’re guilty than lie or be a bad cop. Either way, though, conversely, you should not ever lie to them under any circumstances.