Chicago PD is one of the most gripping Police-based television shows on air but there are a lot of things that make no sense about the series.
If you are a fan of NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago Justice, then you will definitely love Chicago PD. Chicago PD is a police crime drama about the 21st District Intelligence Unit as they go after those who commit offenses and crimes.
However, some of the scenes don’t really make sense, especially from the point of view of actual patrol officers, lawyers, and the like. While there are scenes that are based on true events, some scenes are just clichés. Some scenes are confusing and do not contribute to the storyline or maybe it’s just not clarified properly. Here are some of the things that make no sense in the show.
Denying The Request Of A Criminal Or Suspect To Talk To A Lawyer
While Chicago PD aims to be realistic, there are scenes where they deny the request of a really bad criminal or suspect to have a lawyer. In reality, a suspect or a criminal cannot be denied that request even before answering the questions of a police officer. Denying such a request is a violation of their civil rights.
Although, in Arizona, in cases of DUI, police officers deny their request if no lawyers are available at that time as not to lose accurate test results from the suspect. We all know this isn’t applicable to Chicago PD since they deal with offenses that are a lot worse than DUI.
There’s Too Much Action
Chicago PD gives us an unrealistic indication that intelligence units are always on the go, busting crimes and arresting criminals along with the occasional shoot-out beforehand. Particularly, in Voight’s unit, they seem to never have a break and are always in action. Sorry to disappoint, but in reality, police intelligence units are more involved in paperwork than action. Their main purpose, whether they are from the local state or the federal authorities, is to gather information about criminals and hand it over to respective agencies. They can investigate crime scenes, interview witnesses and secure warrants but not substantiate crimes or arrest criminals.
Suspects In Custody Get Assaulted By Cops
We have seen suspects in custody being assaulted by the police in movies like LA Confidential and series like Chicago PD. In real life, this is not how a suspect in custody is treated unless they resist arrest, they have concealed weapons, or they put a cop’s life in danger. The police cannot just assault a suspect to intimidate them or to let the suspects know their place no matter the severity of the suspect’s crime. It is against the law. Cops who assault suspects in custody are suspended in their respective departments and are charged with a misdemeanor or assault.
Trudy Platt Does Not Have The Power To Supervise
Physical And Psychological Torture
While physical and psychological torture has come to light in recent years, it is a highly discouraged method of interrogation. Voight’s unit, in particular, is fond of physical violence and blackmail in order to obtain information from a suspect. In reality, police officers are discouraged from resorting to this method.
They are encouraged to use the “good cop bad cop” technique instead. This technique is a psychological tactic that includes two police officers with opposing approaches to interrogate the suspect or to negotiate with him. It is designed to unwittingly make the suspect comfortable with one of the interrogators and thus confess.
The Way Hank Voight Holds His Gun
If you haven’t noticed, District 21’s squad commander, Detective Hank Voight carries his gun in an unusual manner, which doesn’t make any sense to real cops. Hank usually has his gun at his side when entering a life-threatening scene. He rarely wields his gun with both hands. The actor was questioned for how he handles his guns but the show decided to keep it that way to boost his tough nature. It’s a very dangerous approach and real cops find it strange that he is still alive with that kind of gun handling. Real cops usually enter a scene with their guns drawn and up, ready to shoot.