Pv P referred to this trope when Brent had a run-in with a bike cop.
In The Order of the Stick, in an act of desperation to get his story to go at least somewhat the way he wanted, Tarquin offers to hire a legion of adventurers that Roy could command, with Elan being the leader of his own squad. That way, Elan could still be a leader while being subordinate to Roy. Then Roy could say how Elan is a loose cannon who doesn't play by the rules before sending him off on his quests where the story would be about Elan from then on. Kind of a fantasy adventurer equivalent.
Visseria has Alchione: Has bad habits involving going off on her own to 'investigate' potential criminals, browbeating lesser scum to get any info she wants. Apparently this in of itself wouldn't be too much of a problem with the higher-ups, but she tends to use self-defense as an excuse to murder suspects. Ironically she gets the Da Chief treatment not from her actual chief, but from a higher-ranking bureaucrat.