The Rookie Quotes
Nyla: We're going to need to call your parents. Which one will be less pissed?
Teen Boy: My dad.
Nyla: What's your mother's number?
Grey: When I joined the department I told myself to do whatever you need to do to survive, get a promotion, then make some real change.
Luna: And now you're about to retire.
Grey: And I didn't change a damn thing.
Luna: Okay. What are you gonna do about it?
Tim: I've been making excuses for pricks like Stanton my entire life. I figured there was no changing him so I let it go. I gave him a pass.
Jackson: But it wasn't a pass! You gave him permission. Silence is complicity, sir.
Tim: Yeah. I get that now.
We're survivors, Diego and me. When it comes to your child there is nothing you won't do. Nothing you won't become to protect them. You'll see.La Fiera
Lucy: Stanton is a racist.
Tim: You don't know that for sure.
Lucy: Uh, yeah. Actually, I do. But you're right. Let's just make excuses for him.
We're arresting the whole family? Even the grandmother? Are you serious?Jackson
This is not a costume. I am a police officer. Filing a report is his right.Nolan
Harper: You can’t come at this like you are some kind of savior.
Nolan: You mean white savior. Look, that’s the last thing I’m trying to be but what am I supposed to do? How can I be an ally to the people that live here?
Harper: Stop pretending like you know what they need and just ask.
With all due respect, screw Tim. Yeah, and all the other T. O.s. You know, I am so sick of being on the bottom of the food chain. Of always jumping through somebody else’s hoops.Jackson
Nolan: You shouldn’t have to trade a place to play for safety.
James: No, we shouldn’t, but we do.
Chen: On what?
Bradford: On your first puppy. Every rookie adopts a puppy at some point. Someone they think they can save. Honestly, I’m surprised it took you this long.
Chen: Did you have a puppy?
Bradford: That’s not relevant here.
This office is the only investigative unit required by the California Constitution. Do you know why? Because police officers are infused with the power of the state. The power to take a life in pursuit of justice. Power that is all too easily abused and yet at every turn cops like you look at us like the enemy, the Rat Squad. How the hell do you expect me to root out problem cops when I’m sabotaged at every turn?Commander West