I was robbed at gunpoint in a gang initiation. They caught them within the hour.
First, I had only seen two of the three individuals, and told the police, and picked two of them easily out of the picture ID, but the officer kept urging me to pick the photo for the third one. I plain hadn't seen his face and didn't want to screw anything up on the other two like having the defense attorney ask me if the officer urged me to pick someone etc... whatever.
Then, I had to go to court 5 times because they kept putting off the hearings. I would go to court, sit there for 2 hours, and then whoops, they had asked for a continuance.
Then, when they figured out that I was going to keep coming, the DA plead them down ridiculously.
Even though I got a gun 2 inches from my chest, they plead the gunholder down to robbery with a simulated weapon, because I had written in the report that it was a small gun, not much larger than a toy. They plead the other guy to menacing, whatever that is. One was out in 6 months and the other in 12, and I got a letter from the city telling me that they had been given personal information about me.