Diel: Well, even if I had an extra man, who would want such a bullshit assignment? Well, it's a disgrace to me. It's a disgrace to my department. It's a disgrace to...Dan, I'm sending someone right over.
Carter: Captain, I know you read the paper, But they lying. You know I wouldn't do nothing like that. They over exaggerate. You know how the paper is. They just want a story.
Diel: 2 officers were shot. One man lost a pinkie.
Carter: But didn't nobody die.
Diel: You destroyed half a city block.
Carter: That block was already messed up.
Diel: And you lost a lot of evidence.
Carter: We still got a little bit left.
Diel: What you did was dangerous and completely against policy. And not only that...you did a good job.
Diel: Everyone around here is so image-conscious. Everybody's so afraid of their own goddamn shadow. It's nice to meet an L.A. Detective who's willing to lay it on the line.
Diel talks to the FBI and tells him he doesn't have an extra man to babysit Detective Inspector Lee but then Detective Carter walks into his office and Diel tells the FBI he actually does have a man.