Fridge / Striking Distance

A bit of Fridge Brilliance - Tom asks for the other boat patrol police to take the handcuffs off of him but they don't. Naturally it makes sense for any police officer arriving at a scene to not uncuff anyone until they're sure who the perps are and who is innocent.
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