I have a scenario: A policeman wantonly or egregiously declines a person's request and instead comes up with reasons for declining.
I want to say it is very easy for police to come up with reasons if they really want to decline requests.
Can I say this:
It is very easy for the police to make out reasons for any requests.
I know the phrase 'make out' doesn't sound right, but I thought it is somewhat related. Please suggest.