Personally I have had very little interaction with police, so I was surprised to have a conversation with a friend who discussed being repeatedly pulled over and harassed / beat up by local police when he was a young man. When he filed a complaint with the police, the same policeman made sure to stop him and impress upon him that that was a big mistake.
His story took place in rural upstate New York. I doubt that race was a factor since he is white. He is impressively large and powerfully built, so I suspect he was targeted because of those features. The alleged abuse took place before the era of cell phone cameras and body cams so any evidence would have been the word of a “young punk” versus a policeman.
Does anyone have similar stories? I suspect that abuse by police is much more common than people realize.