I'm sure politicians will jockey to make amends. What I'd really like to see is the police officers step up and do the right thing regardless of policy. Law breakers must be dealt with. I'm not an advocate of "round em up and send them home." however they cross the path of police, to jail they should go.
I feel bad for the officers who had to respond to that call in 2006. It must weigh heavily on their consciences.