Examples exist where the crucified are buried in tombs (in AD 30, Jerusalem).1 This is relevant because it entails Romans did allow Jews to bury the crucified.
Romans accommodated Jewish law/demands during peacetime (AD 30).
• …Josephus reports it in…
• …Against Apion 2.73
• …Wars of the Jews 2.20, see 2.289-92, 6.334]; cf. also 6:101.)
• …Antiquities of the Jews 16:160-173
• …Philo reports it in Embassy to Gaius 299-300.
This is relevant because, in general, unburied bodies were a Law-breaking horror to Judean Jews,1 especially unburied bodies in Jerusalem,2 and, “especially so during Passover season.”3
• R.T. France (N.T. scholar, lecturer): “[i]n Judea there were local sensitivities about bodies left unburied (Dt. 21:22-23), which meant that the soldiers would be likely to give them a quick burial in a mass grave Josephus, War. 317, attests that in Judaea, exceptionally, crucified men were buried.” [The Gospel of Mark NIGTC (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002), 662.] For example, in the case of Jesus: • Byron McCane (Professor of religion at Wofford): “[a] request by a Jewish leader for the body of Jesus would not have been out of place, … since Jesus was not caught up in a mass crucifixion, and his death did not come at a time of revolt against Rome. … The Jewish leaders of Jesus' day generally cooperated with Pilate in preserving public order in Jerusalem, and the occasion of Jesus' death was a Jewish religious holiday. [“Where No One Had Yet Been Laid: The Shame of Jesus' Burial”, Authenticating the Activities of Jesus, ads. Chilton & Evans (New Testament Tools and Studies 28: Brill, 1999). ][257 in ed Evans’s ‘His Jesus’] So,
• Raymond Brown (Liberal; leading NT Scholar, professor [NY]): “That Jesus was buried is historically certain. That Jewish sensitivity would have wanted this done before the oncoming Sabbath (which may also have been a feast day) is also' certain, and our records give us no reason to think that this sensitivity was not honored.” [Death of the Messiah (Doubleday, 1994) 1240.]
Jews wouldn't have requested crucifixion unless burial after was guaranteed.1 This is relevant because crucifixion was requested by the Jews.2
Romans hastened the crucified's death on behalf of the Jews.1 This is relevant because the Romans did this for the Jews, knowing their intent to bury.
John 19:31-33 -- “Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him;”
There are well-attested instances of mass crucifixion wherein the crucified were not permitted burial.
So? These were “in times of acute crisis.”1