I was sitting in the waiting area at the District Attorney‘s office the other day. I was waiting on an Assistant District Attorney to get back from court so we could discuss a case.
Sitting there is good theater for a people watcher. ADAs (Assistant District Attorney), defense attorneys, police, investigators, staff, defendants and others walk through.
A couple of biker-looking dudes came bumping in while they gave each other a hard time. They checked in with the receptionist behind the bullet proof glass. She knew them and buzzed them in the security door. Under-cover officers.
A few minutes later, two police in military gear walked out from the security door, and as they marched by I told them, “Be careful out there.” A young officer looked at me like he knew what I was talking about and nodded as he disappeared.
Knowing the Judge
(He means which judge is on duty to okay search warrants and anything else an officer needs a judge’s approval for before he does it.)
The receptionist told him. He shook his head as he walked away. I think that the officers know each judge and their differences. Now the officer will know what that judge wants before he calls in.
It’s just a few minutes in the workday.