I see what you mean - I found the paperwork tonite at work. I had an incident which didn't meet the criteria for a show-up the other nite so the suspects walked. Gotta love all the legal "advancements" being made!
As police officers of various types of agencies, we have anywhere between 120 hours and 900+ hours of formal training. It only makes sense that we lighten the load of the ADAs, DAs, clerks and judges who typically have 3+ years of law school and such. All we can do is keep the faith and try and keep the paperwork, etc. squared away to maintain the integrity of our hard work.