You would be incorrect. Qualified immunity protects them to the point that tax payers pay out settlements issued in the occurrence of rights violations. Officers are sent on paid administrative leave and return in a couple of weeks to their jobs. If they actually happen to be fired, there is nothing stopping them from joining another police force where they can do the same.
The worst part is that the large majority of rights violations go unchecked because citizens don't have the financial means to fight them in court, which gives police free reign to violate constitutionally protected rights.