Graham: That is a nice gun.
Ria: Well, the car is registered to a Cindy Bradley. And that's not Cindy. That is a William Lewis.
[hands him a wallet]
Ria: Found under the front seat. Hollywood Division.
Graham: Looks like Detective Conklin shot himself the wrong nigga.

Graham: I swear to you, Mom. I'll find whoever killed him.
Graham's Mother: Oh, I already know who killed him. You did. I told you to find your brother, but you were too busy for us. I'll take care of everything here. You go on now. You have better things to do.

[on the phone] Mom, I can't talk right now, I'm having sex with a white woman.

Well, fuck you very much. But thanks for thinking of me.

It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

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Graham Waters

Detective Graham Waters and mom

Graham Waters is an African American detective for the LAPD. He is in an interracial relationship with his Latina partner, Ria. He is quite racist towards her and obviously very insecure about their relatiobship.

Graham tries to distance himself from his mother and his criminal younger brother. However, after his brother goes missing, he is forced to deal with them.

Played By
Don Cheadle
Full Name
Graham Waters