At least the children weren't there to see all this go down. I would get a really good lawyer, be selling my house & moving asap. If that happened to me I would be having panic attacks without a doubt.
No kidding. I have a friend whose husband was arrested on false charges made out of spite, brought by someone they thought was a friend. There was nothing of this sort of behavior, just a visit by a cop and request to go to the station with him. Very civil and low key but it really threw them for a loop, and she was one tough cookie, not the easily shook up kind. I agree, time to move and let the department pick up the costs.