John Cooper is far from a one-dimensional character. He's gay and he has a prescription drug problem.
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Training officer John Cooper makes sure a victim stays down in this scene from Southland. It's courtesy of the episode "See a Woman."
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Cooper and Sherman bond a little more during Southland's second episode. Just a little more.
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Cooper makes a snappy comment about Sherman's upbringing. The guy does seem a bit 90210-ish.
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Ben Sherman was introduced to partner John Cooper on the series premiere of Southland. It was a rough start for these two.
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John Cooper has been a member of the LAPD for 20 years. He's a no-nonsense, serious police officer.
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Southland Quotes

It seems like it changes nothing... but every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

John Cooper

Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Ben Sherman