From the cop's point of view: -It's an easy arrest. -It shows proactive policing, which is pleasing to the brass. -It's used positively in the precinct's weekly CompStat results, which is pleasing to the brass. -If arrest is made close to end of shift, you're talking minimum two hours of OT for paperwork and processing. -If charges are dropped, it will be weeks, months from now - an eternity in cop time - and no one in the brass pays attention anyway.
3/25/15 at 2:04pm