Atwater: Why you running?
Man: White cops scare me.
Atwater: Yeah. What color am I?
Man: Blue. Just as dangerous.

Voight: My team's handpicked by me.
Miller: You realize I could just assign him to Intelligence, right?
Voight: I do. But you didn't.

Ruzek: There’s something very wrong here… those shooters just made a safe house.
Atwater: What we gotta do is ask ourselves this question: was it an inside job? Only people that know about the safe house are CPD.
Ruzek: Not to mention they just beat patrol by two minutes.

Atwater: We gotta stop hiding behind…
Ruzek: Behind what?
Atwater: Being white.
Ruzek: Being white? Really…
Atwater: You don’t gotta be Black to know wrong from right.
Ruzek: I never said that anything that man did was right. Did you hear me say that?
Atwater: Think about what this white man did and how the next Black kid is going to look at you next time you go out there.

I get the intention, it just, I don’t know, seems a bit overzealous, right? I’m just saying, you don’t punish the many to get to the few. Grill good cops looking for cops that ain’t there.


Whelan: I’m not the criminal here.
Atwater: No? Who is? The 19-year-old Black kid you shot down?
Whelan: I defended myself.
Atwater: From a college student?
Whelan: I had the right to defend my life.
Atwater: From what?
Ruzek: Kev, don’t.
Atwater: No, from what? I just watched the video you told me to. You murdered a kid and you’re going to stand here in front of me and defend yourself?
Ruzek: Just let it go.
Atwater: Just let it go? He’s standing in front of you too.
Ruzek: All I’m saying is we might be here awhile. None of this is helping. All I’m saying.

Ruzek: I screwed up. Hesitated. I just had all these voices in my head, you know rules, not right or wrong, the perception of right or wrong, and all that crap and I don't have my piece. Carrying a rifle that's used to murder four people. This guy's not pointing the gun at me, he's pointing a gun at Tommy. And so what the hell do I know? What do I know? Can't trust my instincts anymore. And I think I had a lawful shoot out there.
Voight: You did.
Ruzek: I know. I know. Yet I hesitated and I... didn't pull the trigger until after he shot my friend.
Voight: Look, Adam. I mean, we're running point on a whole new thing here. You're taking all these new rules they're writing in here, and we're bringing it to the chaos out there. It's not gonna be easy. Not when you got, what, half a second to decide whether to take one guy's life in order to save another? Tell you one thing, right, I mean, right is still right, Adam. I think we're all gonna be groping around in the dark for awhile.
Ruzek: Yeah.
Voight: At least we'll be doing it together, man.

Voight: I know you didn't do anything wrong. That's just not the math anymore, you understand? Bro, in this new world order, what matters is that some jerk is shopping around the perception that you did something wrong. That alone is enough to ruin your career, you understand?
Ruzek: Yeah.

Voight: Turns out the owner of that store's got a camera in the alley. Says he's got you on film. "Police brutality" are the words being tossed around.
Ruzek: You got to be kidding me. I pinned the guy's carotid. I'd do the exact same thing next time. Boss, I know the new rules. I know the limitations when we're out there. But if I say that my life was in danger, which it was, I mean, we're good.

There's a chance I get better. And however that turns out, you'll still be an unattractive, Irish prick from Canaryville.


Ruzek: Boss. Look, I know Tommy's a mess. He's a liar, he's a cheat, he's a junkie.
Voight: That's a hell of a sales pitch.
Ruzek: He's also the best CI I ever had and I think we can work through this. At this point, I don't know if we got a lot of choice in the matter.

Latrell, you are not a cop. You don't get to go undercover.


Chicago PD Quotes

Hey. We all go home tonight.


Upton: We have a warrant to search the premises. 
Owner: Search for what?
Upton: Weapons of mass destruction. 
Owner: What?
Upton: Just kidding. Drugs and guns. We're gonna go in.