Originally Posted by seraphim
It's called, in the legal arena, "let's make a deal". Generally, it's worked by the prosecutor and defense attorney to save court time......
I've never heard of a police officer negotiating a deal. Often the cop's making overtime to sit and wait - easy money. Some like the overtime money, others prefer time with family to overtime. It's a sensible arrangement.
Hmmm, might well have been the officer's wedding anniversary, daughters school play, or whatever. Sounds like a good time to whip out the kindle and announce, well I'm retired and this is as good a place to read as any, hey you want to grab some coffee?