Not asking for legal advice on my case, just anyone with experience with a similar situation, I guess. Last week, I was arrested and charged with assault while at my college. Long story short, I was roughhousing with a friend in the dorms, he got hurt and his parents pushed him to get the police involved, despite the fact that he told the RAs in the building that it was an accident and stood around on our floor for a while joking about it with other students before we left for the hospital. They're all going to testify on my behalf, not important. I helped him clean himself up and took him to the hospital. It was all good at that point. When he called his parents to tell them we were on the way to the hospital to get stitches, they freaked and drove two hours out to the school. After his dad talked to him, he later changed his story and had me arrested that night. That's also not the important part, just some background. I honestly wasn't concerned about the charges, having his own words on file to back up my story. However, during a meeting with the Dean of my university today, I had a chance to review the police report of the incident. Apparently, the officer wrote that I told him we had been arguing immediately prior to the incident. Complete bullshit. First off, I'm not stupid enough to say something like that to a police officer. "Oh, yes, officer. I totally had a reason to assault him." Christ. Secondly, the only time I ever used the word "argue" when talking to the officer was to clarify three times that we were NOT arguing. He tried to pull the stereotypical police bullshit ("So, you guys are having an argument, and...") and make me tell him what happened multiple times hoping I would slip up and say something to get myself in trouble. I guess when I didn't, he decided that he would just add in something to make it seem like I did. Further, he completely omitted the fact that the alleged "victim" had his fists raised as if to hit me, which I told him about, but didn't have the people at the school document because we were both messing around in that manner. I found out tonight that this officer has a history of performing illegal searches on students and some of his cases have been overturned on appeal because of his actions. I might be able to find someone who could have heard us talking at the hospital, and heard that I never said we were fighting. He put that in the report so that a jury would see it and jump to conclusions about the situation without hearing the facts. I'm screwed unless there's something I can do about this.