Everyone on the investigation team at NYCPD knows about this unwritten, unspoken rule. It’s why partners Percival Graves and Tina Goldstein have practically been dancing around each other on emotional eggshells for years now. Not to mention both mutually pining over the K9 units “official unofficial” veterinarian Newt Scamander who technically isn’t a coworker but might as well be because the K9 team consider him one of their own.
However, with the entirety of New York under threat of an attack from notorious terrorist Gellert Grindelwald, the investigation and K9 units are thrown together in an attempt to stop his followers from doing anything. Which, naturally, means Newt is around even more often than before (which was quite a bit, considering all the canine officers adored him).
Seraphina Picquery, head of the entire police department, meanwhile, is seriously considering revoking Rule 12 because things are tense enough without those three adding to it.