|The newest addition to the Law & Order brand, "Law & Order: LA" fuses classic ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with the distinctive backdrop of LA - delving into the unique attitudes, cultures and crimes of the West Coast.|
The drama follows Detectives Ricardo Morales (Alfred Molina) and Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll) as they pursue cases through the diverse City of Angels. As members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite Robbery Homicide Division, Morales, a former deputy district attorney, has returned to the police force after becoming frustrated with the system after the murder of Detective Rex Winters (Skeet Ulrich), while TJ, who grew up the son of an Oscar-winning Polish cinematographer, knows too well the dark underside that is behind-the-scenes Hollywood.
Protecting the detectives who serve under her is Lieutenant Arleen Gonzales, (Rachel Ticotin), who is driven, focused, and meticulous. She is a 20-year vet with a background in military intelligence who now oversees the Homicide 1 section of Robbery Homicide Division.
Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker (Terrence Howard) is a white knight crusader whose political ambitions often bring him into conflict with his boss. He sincerely believes in fighting the good fight. At the same time, he has never been one to turn down a high-profile case.
At Dekker's side is Deputy District Attorney Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza, "Law & Order"). Rubirosa served as Assistant District Attorney in New York, and she recently located to Los Angeles to help her ailing mother.
Other D.D.A.'s were Evelyn Price (Regina Hall) and Lauren Stanton (Megan Boone). Together with Detective Rex Winters they left the show after an extensive retooling in early 2011.