I think this was right after "War Games/Crimes/whichever," when batdickery was at utter critical mass. Batman had made a complete enemy of the police force; an issue or two earlier, Commissioner Akins took down the signal to show that the police didn't trust The Bat anymore. To which Batman responded by being a whiny baby and all "DIS IS MY CITAY" in his face, which went about as well as every other time he ever pulled that shite. Throw in all the stuff going on with the League, OMACs, Stephanie, and...well, wacky fun times for all, you get the point.
So it's still incredible dickdouchery on his part here, but it's not like this was just another average week on the job for the GCPD and Batman. None of them are like this, usually.