I totally get where you are coming from and actually agree. The "good" cops really should be able to stand up and call bullshit on pricks like this. The problem is that we as citizens have given away far too much control in order to feel safe and secure. It's the law enforcement system that is the problem. Any officer who goes up against the system is fucked in a very big way.
The exact same thing has happened to our military and is one if the reasons I got out. A soldier who speaks out against other soldiers and commanders about horrible human rights abuses like we see in Iraq and Afghanistan is subject to death from "friendly fire". Groups of men in environments like this ultimately behave like animals and is why there must always be civilian oversight of the military and law enforcement.
Really tells you something about our society if you think about it. A cop is more willing to put himself in the line of fire, more willing to abuse a law-abiding citizen than he is to stand against a fellow employee.
Sadly...well pathetically I should say, the sheeple of our country have got us into a mess that we can't escape from.
Sheep: Keep us safe Mr. Government.
Gov: Ok, but you'll have to give up some of your rights.
Sheep: That's fine, as long as the terrorists don't get us.
Gov: Done (heh heh heh)
Sheep: YOU ARE INFRINGING ON OUR RIGHTS, YOU WENT TOO FAR.
Gov: What are you gonna do about it?
Sheep: Nothing I guess....we are too lazy.
Anyways, I'd love to see this cop thrown in jail for what he did. I'd love to see what the inmates there would do to him and how quickly his "level" would be brought down, but I doubt it will ever happen. It should be menacing, disorderly conduct, etc just like the standards the citizens are held to. Administrative leave seems to be the worst a cop gets if he does something in the line of duty, it's like an umbrella. It's not much of a deterrent if you ask me.