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When a horrific mass murder occurs at a primarily Hispanic office, the detectives immediately begin investigating the remaining employees, as well as their clients. After arresting a potential suspect, the case comes to a sudden halt when a claim of racial profiling is made against the unlikeliest of sources. DDA’s Dekker and Stanton are forced to navigate through tricky waters in hopes of proving their case.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 01012
Airdate: Monday June 20th, 2011

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Al Pugliese
As Detective Kavanaugh
Andy Umberger
As Chief of Police
Kathleen Bade
As Reporter #1
Peter Coyote
As District Attorney Jerry Hardin
Tammy Klein
As SID Criminalist
Toni Torres
As Debbie Beltran
Adam Johnson (1)
As Repairman
Adrian Alvarado
As Sergeant Mark Romero
Angel Oquendo
As Eddie Ramos
Charles Kim
As Danny Choi
Cory Blevins
As Uniformed Officer
David Pevsner
As Stuart Lohman
Harry Groener
As Mr. Spicer
Ithamar Enriquez
As Jose Cruz
K.T. Thangavelu
As Judge Mary Gupta
Kim Estes
As Foreman
Kimleigh Smith
As Sara Mitchell
Lauro Chartrand
As Agbar Gregorian
Lawrence Pressman
As Judge Justin Conway
Marco Sanchez
As Felipe Pena
Nicki Micheaux
As Vanessa Hayes
Reggie Jordan
As Reporter #2
Robert Beuth
As Larry Philips
Ruben Garfias
As Armando Vela
Yara Martinez
As Soledad Alvarado
Main Cast
Skeet Ulrich
As Detective Rex Winters
Alfred Molina
As Detective Ricardo Morales
Corey Stoll
As Detective Tomas "TJ" Jarusalski
Rachel Ticotin
As Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales
Megan Boone
As Deputy D.A. Lauren Stanton
Terrence Howard
As Deputy D.A. Jonah "Joe" Dekker
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)


The scene opens with Dante Rojas, Jorge Santiago, Nancy Jiminez, Pablo Bolano and Lisa Perez working hard. The head of the firm, Armando Vela, meets with Jose and Maria Cruz, a couple who is hoping to buy a home that is in foreclosure. Debbie Beltran comes in and says that there is a church picnic that she has to get to. Later that evening, Maria and Jose get a call from Armando. They hear multiple shots from a gun. They hear Armando yelling and call 911. TJ and Rex get on scene and find six people dead. They realize that the shooter came in and took their wallets and watches. The notice that in old apartment building overlooks the main buildings back entrance. The detectives walk over there, but no one is saying anything. Anna, a resident, says that a man named Eddie Ramos has been showing money around and asking every woman to go out with him. TJ and Rex easily find Eddie. They see that blood is on the money and immediately arrest Eddie. He takes the detectives to an alley where he found the wallets, watches and cash. The take him down to the station and Rex tells Lt. Gonzalez that Eddie is not the killer...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
DeveloperBlake Masters
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Blake Masters  |  Peter Jankowski  |  René Balcer  |  Christopher Misiano
Co-Executive ProducerJulie Martin (1)  |  Debra J. Fisher  |  Richard Sweren  |  Arthur W. Forney
ProducerTim Deluca  |  Jill Lopez Danton
Production DesignerKen Hardy
EditorMicky Blythe
Unit Production ManagerMichele Greco
MusicAtli Örvarsson
Set DesignerW. Rick Nichol
Director of PhotographyJoe Gallagher
Casting DirectorMegan Branman  |  Lynn Kressel  |  Dylann Brander
Warning: Law & Order: Los Angeles season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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