Officer Ben Sherman knew that it is against policy policy to get involved with a victim. But he did it anyway.


It's said a recurring nightmare for police officers involves losing their gun. For Detective Salinger, the nightmare has just come true.

Opening Voiceover

Det. Andy Williams: I take back everything bad I said about you.
Kenny No-Gun: Thank you.

(voiceover) Dead unidentified female victims in Los Angeles are often called "Sally in the Alley." Our detectives wanted to give this one a name.

Det. Salinger

Cathleen Kerik: Okay. What is it exactly that you don't like about me?
Det. Lydia Adams: I don't like the fact that if this girl was found in an alley in Brentwood, this would be front-page news. I don't like that there's a backlog of rape DNA of 3,000 cases. I don't like the skirt you wear. I don't like your hairstyle. I don't like that every time a man is within 15 feet of you, you push out your chest and your voice gets all kittenish.

I took my boys out to lunch the other day, right, and, uh... Petey starts horsing around, juggling meatballs up in the air. My little guy hates to be upstaged by his brother so he takes his peas and starts shoving them up his nose. (laughs) So now it's official. The Moretta boys are banned from Denny's for life.

Det. Nate Moretta

Det. Sammy Bryant: Everything all right?
Det. Nate Moretta: Yeah, man, yeah. It's just my sister. She keeps driving my parents crazy. They never know where she's going or who she's going with.
Det. Sammy Bryant: It's what teenagers do, remember?

Dr. Campbell: So, you're ten years old, your father walks out on you, drug dealers beat up your mom and, it's fine?
Ben Sherman: And now I'm a cop, thank you Dr. Freud.

John Cooper: What the hell are you doing? People become cops for two reasons, alright. They need the paycheck or they like to carry a big gun and tell people what to do. Now you, you surely don't need the money. I don't think you're a freak. So what the hell are you doing here?
Ben Sherman: I'm a cop, same as you're a cop.

My father represented this drug dealer, guy's brother went to jail. Dealer was pissed, thought it was my dad's fault. Had some people go over to visit our house. Only problem was, my dad had already walked out and left us. They were pretty pissed off. I was ten. After that, this kid I was in school with, his dad thought I should learn to defend myself. So, he took me and his son to the gun club every Saturday. Taught us both to shoot.

Ben Sherman

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

I doubt that Ritchie Rich. You've got 90210 written all over your face.


Southland Season 1 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