No. There was no “for some reason.” There was someone in that department who knew that the case was going to get worse before it got better, and “accidentally” gave it to “the fixer” in the department. Every department has one or two; no one admits it, and too often, they are used to protect the cop’s own interests. I’m glad in this case the fixer was used to help and not hinder.
But is says a lot about these kinds of cases that someone in the department probably has a whole protocol in place for this kind of thing. :/