there could be multiple law suits stemming from both griffin's actions and later the way the police handled the situation. if you were an attorney, which side would you want to represent? personally, i think the store keepers suit is frivolous-it was not even his car!. although, i think it is likely that the issues involved in this case are so controversial that a quick juicy settlement offer is likely. personally, i would rather represent griffin and later the police officers. i'm sure that the legal fees are going to be substantial and the career rewards are higher if i can get griffin either off/ a favorable settlement position. plus, the relationship i could build w/ the police could be very valuable in and of itself.
Really, who are we to judge? Like any of us haven't been there at one point in our life.