It would seem that, if there is enough publicity, that even a police officer can be fired if his behavior is bad enough, and enough people can see it.
Remember officer Elias Montoya? Yeah, he's the guy that shot at a minivan full of kids after the mom driving it refused to submit to the orders of one of Montoya's fellow officers.
SHOT AT A VAN FULL OF KIDS BECAUSE THE DRIVER WOULDN'T FOLLOW ORDERS. Not a reason to use deadly force.Had this been you or me, we'd have been in jail for misuse of deadly force...maybe attempted murder.
He got suspended while they waited to see if things would cool down...which they didn't.
But at least he got fired. It is a start. Accountability for Police officers is as (or more) important as accountability for regular citizens.