Nadine Velazquez has been cast as a series regular on Major Crimes Season 2.
The actress (My Name is Earl, The League) will portray Deputy D.A. Emma Rios.
According to a network press release, the character will be newly assigned to the Phillip Stroh case and interview Graham Patrick Martin's Rusty about his role as a key witness in the murder case.
Look for Rios to create a stir within the department, coming into conflict with Captain Raydor.