Judge's request for an arrest warrant infuriates cops...

The New York Times > New York Region > Judge Helps Defendant Elude a Detective Waiting in the Hall to Arrest Him

In this litle slice of criminal court life, a Judge is pilloried for basically insisting on an arrest warrant after a detective misrepresented to the court what he wanted with the defendant. It's a perfect example of how cops take umbrage at the anyone--even judges--who try to insist on doing things the right way. Cops seems to believe they should be able to do whatever they want to do and no one should be able to question them. Ever asked an officer at the scene of an arrest what was going on? Try it sometime, but go easy--you're likely to wind up arrested.

Nice to see that a judge has the backbone to do what she thinks is right, despite the preferences of the cops and prosecutors.

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