In The Prostitutes’ Ball, “Hitch” is as interested in selling the crime story as he is in solving it. Do you think this mentality may exist in real life with some police officers?

There are quite a few police officers who are members of the Writer’s Guild of America.  True life crime has been an inspiration for fiction for decades.  I would think and hope that most police officers are more concerned with solving crimes than selling a story to a studio.