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The real answer here is just a season-long Halloween heist, all happening on the night of Halloween in real time, none of the characters in uniform, never going to the police station. They might still be cops, they might not be, but it doesn't matter because there's heisting to be done.
I wonder how much of this is denial that the characters are actually horrible (while actively being horrible) and how much of it is attempting to appease the NBC execs breathing down their necks to some extent.You could probably write an entire Dissertation on how Brooklyn 99's final season is at war with itself.
It knows it must die, but it dearly wants to live. It knows it's propaganda, but it can't admit to itself that all of it's characters are card carrying members of team bad guy.
It wants to acknowledge this, but it just doesn't have the heart. So we get this bizarre shambling thing that readily admits that all cops are bastards, but hopes we think highly of good old Jake and Amy and the gang anyway.
It's STRANGE to see a show do this. Every other cop show on TV dealt with the growing awareness of the insidious evil of police in America by just ignoring it or by going "Thank god we're different good cops who aren't like that."