A great deal of Southland is told through the eyes of Ben Sherman. He's a rookie cop in Los Angeles.

As he witnesses life on the streets, Sherman beings to question whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer.

Ben Sherman Quotes

Ben Sherman: You know who my father is, right?
John Cooper: Scum bag defense lawyer Ben Sherman.

Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Ben Sherman

Southland Quotes

You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not. You decide.

John Cooper

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