In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups: the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
[Two maids from a New York cleaning service enter Andrea’s home for their weekly appointment. They are carrying supplies and are in the middle of a conversation.]
MAID: … and so I said, “That’s not a stromboli. That’s a calzone.”
OTHER MAID: The whole city’s going down the drain, if you ask me.
MAID: Not like when we were growing up.
OTHER MAID: You said it.
MAID: Okay, I’ll take the bedroom next if you can take the kitchen.
OTHER MAID: Fine, but I’m not doing the bathroom then.
MAID: We’ll see about that.
[The camera stays on OTHER MAID as she heads to the kitchen. Suddenly there’s a scream from the bedroom. OTHER MAID rushes in to see MAID standing over the bed, staring at Andrea’s bloody nude body. Both recoil in horror.]
[Detectives LENNIE BRISCOE and REY CURTIS enter the house to begin their investigation. They are extremely casual about a mutilated body being a few feet away. LENNIE is drinking coffee.]
MEDICAL EXAMINER: Victim is a young woman, age 20. Twenty-plus stab wounds. Looks like drugs were involved. We’ll know more once we do an autopsy.
BRISCOE: Any sign of a weapon?
MEDICAL EXAMINER: Not yet.
BRISCOE: Thanks, doc.
CURTIS: Wow, this creep really did a number on her.
BRISCOE: I’ll say.
CURTIS: We got any leads so far?
BRISCOE: Not much. Couple witnesses on the street think they saw a guy walk in with the vic last night. Dusting the surfaces for prints now. But that’s it.
CURTIS: And a cold, lifeless woman in a bed.
BRISCOE: Cold and lifeless? Sounds like my ex-wife.