Much as one can argue playing as a cop would go against the punk in "cyberpunk," whose to say it wouldn't give one the opportunity to play as some bad guy that fights for the system or if one still wanted to have a "stick to the man" sort of thing for cyberpunk, you'd have the cop stuff act as a cover for the player if they wanted to fuck with the system in other ways besides being a hacker a with a gun. Act as a cop to the public but with whatever resources and access you got, you could try to find a way to fuck with the System somehow. Maybe something like divulging classified info to an anarchist hacker without attracting too much heat.I was a bit dismissive, but going against The System, usually as a member of the Underclass, is a foundational part of the genre. You're actively going against that if you're a hired gun for The Man. Doing that instead of using the tropes of the genre would require exceptional writing, and I don't think CDPR is up to that. They write amazing vignettes, like Chapter 4 in W1 and the wedding in Hearts of Stone, but I've never thought their overarching stories stood out. It's why I have a hard time going back to W2, with how little potatoes they serve up with the meat.