Dave Brown: [to Kyle Timkins] Bear in mind that I am not a racist. Fact is, I hate all people equally. And if it helps, I've slept with some of your people. You wanna be mad at someone, try J. Edgar Hoover. He was a racist. Or the Founding Fathers, all slave-owners.
Dave Brown: I don't cheat on my taxes... you can't cheat on something you never committed to.
Helen: [to Dave Brown] You're a dinosaur, Date Rape. You're a classic racist, a bigot, a sexist, a womanizer, a chauvinist, a misanthrope, homophobic clearly, or maybe you don't like yourself.
Dave Brown: [to Kyle Timkins] I've been up the river, motherfucker, when you were still sucking on your mama's tit.
Dave Brown: Every shooting testimony contains inconsistencies. Otherwise you wouldn't have a job. No man whoever shoots and kills another man is entirely cogent in the moment. No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Joan Confrey: Did you learn that with the first man you killed?
Dave Brown: I learned that serving my country as a non-electric pop-up target in an often misunderstood crusade for liberty and justice, turned puppet-show for politicians, known as the Vietnam War.
LAPD Union Rep: Why do you still want to be a cop?
Dave Brown: Because I'm a dutiful hard-charging motherfucker and I want to explicate the LAPD's somewhat hyperbolized misdeeds with true panache regardless of my alleged transgressions. Capiche?
Dave Brown: This used to be a glorious soldiers department. And now it's... you.
Dave Brown: [giving driving lessons] You aim for the shortest wetback and watch him skedaddle. Plow the dice and the Schlitz Malt Liquor cans. And hit your siren as well. Let's see what we got...
[accelerates into pedestrians]
Dave Brown: [screeches to a halt] You'll get the hang of it.
Jane: Aren't you worried?
Dave Brown: About?
Jane: Getting a 1-28?
Dave Brown: Okay, listen, this is the most important thing I've told you so far. Everything you learned at the academy - bullshit. Illegal is just a sick bird. Just a military occupation, kid. Emergency law. Alright, let's have some fun...
Dave Brown: You are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen.
Linda Fentress: [consternation smile]
Dave Brown: In this bar.
Dave Brown: You wanna cuddle later?
Barbara: I have a boyfriend.
Dave Brown: Cheat on him!
Barbara: Like you cheat on your taxes?
Catherine: [to Dave Brown] You know what I think? I think you were a dirty cop from day one. You were a dirty cop with a dirty mind and you dirtied all of us up by default.