About two years ago a nasty little local case popped up where newly minted policeman decided to throw his career away after five months on the job.
The news details are here. The site and the commentary are not pro-police, but it has all the news articles collected in one place.
After a trial this happened
As of today his sentence to one year in jail (and he confessed to the misconduct) was overturned.
I’m not great with reading court case opinions - Court Opinion here (PDF) - (Warning some graphic details). Why exactly was his conviction overturned if the Judge had discretion to convict him? Why did the Judge sentence him in the first place if he was found innocent of the charges?