Please read the following post over at fighting for liberty, to see that police officers are just as prone to ... well, being incompetent jackasses who put innocent people at risk.
Found thanks to David.
I feel bad about labeling this as an accident. "Accident" means: "they happen" in latin, because they do. The events described don't just happen, they are the consequences of the wild, uncalculated and reckless actions of an incompetent individual who -imho- should be persecuted to the full extent of the law, just like the other jackass in my "and what is behind it post".
I don't think the police should be treated any differntly from citizens, and above all: enforce the laws that we have on the books for crying out loud!