I don’t know about your company and the underlying problems in detail.
But I think the problem here is not following the proper procedure. (On behalf of the cops? The media agency?) This might be cause of corruption or a simple case of neglect and laziness to get the job done quickly.
Either way this undermines the protection and predictability that the law is supposed to offer.
I hope we will move towards a more structured society in terms of law enforcement, governance, so that citizens can go about ourwork trusting that as long as we follow the law, we’ll be out of trouble.