Re: Why didn't Gordon arrest the Joker when they had him surrounded?
Originally Posted by drsmoo
Before that, after Maroney told Gordon where The Joker would be. Gordon made a comment about getting Lau out alive, Joker either way. Then Joker makes his threats and they totally forget about bringing him in.
They were still planning the raid. They weren't actually at the warehouse yet.
And providing manpower to evacuate hospitals after a bomb threat takes precedence over chasing after a guy who might not even be there by the time they arrive.
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