The cop accused of sodomizing a Brooklyn man with a police baton rejoiced Monday after he was found not guilty on all counts.
"I knew coming in I was innocent," Officer Richard Kern said after the verdict was read. "I feel good it's finally behind me. I'll finally get a good night's sleep."
Kern said he can't wait to "get back on the street, do what I love ... protecting the people of Brooklyn."
Two other officers, Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales, were also found not guilty of charges they covered up the assault.
According to Fox News, 30-year-old Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon as a group of officers attempted to arrest 19-year-old Marco Perez, who had reportedly faked his own kidnapping to avoid being taken to jail earlier in the week.