Black (going prematurely salt-and-pepper)Eye Colour:
Lean and athletic, but a bit busty.Rank/Job:
Det. 1, newly assigned to Homicide.Role:
Running; working out; time on the firing range; rousting informants and wiseasses; perps who try to run; padding her earnings; late nights at the local cop or ganger hangs, drinking and lying.Dislikes:
Paperwork; overly picky judges; perps who try to run; punks who don't respect the badge; living on her basic salary; cops who hit their wives.Personality:
Flip-flops between sultry, teasing, and accomodating, and brassy and all up in your face, depending on the situation. A few street beat guys call her the 'Crazy Cop Cunt'- but never when she's within three or four blocks.History:
Rosie's a good cop- but she ain't a 'good' cop, if you know what I mean. A seven-year vet of both undercover Vice ops and the OC division, she has a solid record of arrests, and a better-than average conviction rate.
Every so often, evidence crucial to one of her cases has been 'lost in processing'. A witness or two has recanted an unshakable story. And there's no question she likes hanging with the wiseguys, drinking their booze and leaving them wonderin' if they're gonna get a piece (It's rumored one or two have). IAB has an open file on her but, since she's smart enough to not live high above her means, is cagey enough to share the love with certain people in the Department who can cover her ass, and has never once been suspected of turning a blind eye to a real bad actor, so far they haven't dropped the hammer. And she knows folks, folks it's good for cops to know. They like her, or fear her- either way, they talk to her. So, for now, while she's not the Golden Girl of the precinct, she's not totally on the shitlist, either. She's recently been transferred to Homicide on the theory that it'll be easier for her to keep her nose clean there, since letting a killer walk is against even her loose rules- and stiffs don't usually offer up bribes.Any Other Info:
A former collegiate track-and-fielder, Rosa keeps herself in shape, and runs a half-marathon every few months during the season. While her shooting skills wouldn't impress a Marine (or the Department Rangemasters), they're good enough to keep her in free beer from friendly wagers, especially when macho rookies try to 'front. Despite her decidedly 'street' persona, Rosa actually has a BA in American History and a LL.M in Trial Advocacy- one of the things that makes her so effective in court. She could do better, financially, if she didn't like the rough and tumble of being a street cop; likely, she'd be tapped for brass if she weren't a greedy little bitch, always on the lookout for an angle.