Pope: Listen, Taylor, we tried running the squad your way, and we ended up with a 20-year veteran of the department indicted for perjury and the murderer's off doing interviews with Larry King.
This quote alludes to the large number of celebrity cases the LAPD handles. Perhaps the most recent notorious case was Robert Blake, who was aquitted of murder. In both this case and the O.J. Simpson case, evidence was problematic, as was a jury's reluctance to convict a celebrity.