Lieutenant Eldon Perry, played by Kurt Russell, exposes how Jack Van Meter used his position to stain his police integrity in the film, Dark Blue.
ELDON: But the job hadn't changed. My dad preyed on the predators that preyed on this city. There was never any doubt what I was going to be. I was a Police Explorer by the age of nine. I was a teenager when the Watts Riots came around. Anyway, I can remember going out with my dad on the second night. There was this Woolworth's that was burning and I remember these looters running in and out every time they'd run out my dad would take a potshot at them with this deer rifle he'd brought from home. Anyway, he gave it to me and this looter ran out. I winged him in the arm and he ran back inside and that's when the roof collapsed and the whole goddamned building caved in. I guess they all burned up. Nobody got out.
JACK: Tell Jimmy to get him down. He's drunk.
ELDON: That was my dad.
FRANK: Jack says he's drunk again and wants him off the stage.
MAN: I will take care of it, Frank. Leave it alone.
ELDON: That's Eldon Perry III right there next to his mom. He'll never be a cop. He hates cops. I love him. And I thank God that I was just too busy to pass on to him what my granddaddy passed on to my daddy and he passed on to me. I was raised up to be a gunfighter. I made a career of going after the most dangerous parasitic sons of b* to walk this planet and I was happier than the devil in Hell 'cause I'd fabricate evidence to bring some a* in or I'd lie on reports and to investigators and I'd sure as hell stretch the truth in court. And if anybody would mess with us we just muscled them, right, Jack? Or blackmail them. What the hell? Everybody's got a secret. It's a tough job but I was a good soldier. Yeah. Just taking orders from my commanding officer Jack Van Meter.