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Is there an omission of the word "why" in this sentence and if yes, what is the reason for it?

It's not 'bad' English, just casual informal conversation among New York police officers. Local informal talk can omit prepositions, conjunctions, etc, and use non-standard verb tenses. In more formal ...
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Is it okay to omit the first "as" in "as adj. as" in informal speech?

There is a difference between the two usages you have identified: Much as is a normal, correct, not informal equivalent of 'even though'. The speaker in the video says 'Much as I think he's a knob, I ...
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