It's weird to even say that this is a good thing, since the fact that the police put someone in the hospital while raiding a bar for no reason should have led to charges against them, not the victim. Still:
In a statement released Friday, city spokesman Jason Lamers confirmed that the misdemeanor charges against Gibson and Armstrong had been dropped.
Public intoxication cases against Dylan Brown, 24, and Jose Macias, 32, were also dropped. Those cases had not yet been set for trial.
"As it is our official policy not to discuss municipal court prosecutions or litigation, the city will have no further comment," Lamers said.
Of course they aren't going to explain themselves - the charges were always silly but they had to file them in order to make the patrons of the Rainbow Lounge look like the bad guys (remember this?). The police brutality cases I read about always involve making the victim seem like a real threat, even when their story doesn't make sense. It's usually enough to get a lot of people on their side, people who instinctively want to believe that the police only do good except for a few bad apples, and they can keep on operating accountability-free because, deep down inside, they're good people.