This is a very interesting event, purely in terms of the police's tactical strategy.
Clifford was the #1 person to go to when/if you had money and got arrested. So now, the police have taken him completely off the field. He's radioactive now; no other perp can talk to him, for fear Clifford will turn rat to save his own skin, which he might have done already.
Stay tuned. And keep your eyes peeled for developments.
"There is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces... even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar." -- from Moby-Dick