Pardon my ignorance but...
isn't that always the premise of Batman?
I swear if I had a dollar for every time some writer was trumpeted as taking the "novel" approach of writing "this famous character, but as if they were real, in the real world" I could PAY someone else to write this blog and then they could write me, except me as if I were REAL in the real world.
There has been only ONE "realistic" version of Batman.
Because the question isn't whether BATMAN is realistic but whether the world's reaction to him is. And fact, THAT is the only version of Batman the police wouldn't have shot years ago.