Two former London detectives and police officers came on my Oh My Bosch tour, COOL! Today is one of those days that I probably enjoyed my tour more than my customers.
Inevitably, we made many comparisons between the police works in Great Brian and America. What’s in common? The amount of paperwork required in directive work is a double edge sword which can be very time consuming, but crucial for leading to solving a cold case decades later like what Harry Bosch often is able to do.
There are also some fun facts on the differences. When English police arrest suspects, the arrestees now often demand a phone call or a warrant. Their answer is, “Sorry, you’ve watched too much American TV. This is England, not America. We can make a call for you, and no warrant is required for an arrest.” In England, the emergency phone number used to be 999 only. But too many people have been dialing 911 due to the Hollywood influence, they had to add 911. The police car siren tunes have been changed to sound like the American’s, again due to American media influences. English police rarely carry guns because they don’t expect gun fights with criminals due to strict gun laws.