“Deputy, should I have been here in the first place?”
It was almost too good to hear. “Then why did I end up here?”
“You have to consider the source.” This phrase I remember verbatim.
“How do you mean?”
“I mean, there are a lot of young cops on the street, trying to make a name for themselves.”
Read it all. Ignore the fact that this guy is EXCUSING HIMSELF FOR FEELING IT NECESSARY TO REPORT THIS CRAP(what the hell's wrong with you, guy?): these cops made a problem so they'd have an excuse to arrest him, and then it was set up so the charges would be dropped and he'd not have his day in court.
Stasi indeed. Fittingly enough, in the Socialist Republic of San Francisco.