Apparently for some people it's entirely too much to ask that you empower people to use their logic and treat each situation individually instead of blindly following a blanket policy.
So what do you think happens to the officers involved if they had just ignored their job, the rules, and just let this guy go?
You think they go to work Monday and their boss says nothing?
If you don't like the rule or think the Royals shouldnt press charges fine. The officers didn't have the ability to make the decision to just let him go. That was a decision above their pay grade.