well, besides this happening in the first place, because the people who did it probably won't pay any penalty.
I've been in arguments where any criticism of cops who do bad things means "You hate all cops!" Which is idiotic, at the least. Saying "Hold them just as responsible to the law as anyone else" is not 'hate', it's the way it's supposed to be. There are good departments who do exactly that, and I wish there were more news stories about them, it'd do a lot to counter the stories of bad agencies where a cop can lie under oath, tamper with evidence, abuse power, abuse people, and get away with it.