The chief priests and the Pharisees challenged the Temple police when they returned without Jesus, asking “Why didn’t you bring him?”
The police answered “Nobody ever talked like this man!”
The Pharisees countered “Has he fooled you too? Has anybody among us or the Jewish rulers believed in him? But this crowd, which is ignorant of the Law, is cursed!”
Nicodemus, the Pharisee who had previously spoken with Jesus secretly, said “The Law doesn’t condemn a man before it knows what he’s doing, or before he has a chance to testify, does it?”
“Are you also from Galilee?” they questioned. “Check for yourself and learn that no prophet ever comes from Galilee.”
Everyone went home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
JN 7:45-53 and JN 8:1