Arleen Gonzales, Law & Order: LA
Arleen Gonzales (Rachel Ticotin)
Arleen was the Commanding Officer of the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Division. She kept most of her personal life private, but it was mentioned that she had an 11-year old son.
In “El Sereno” (1×20) a defendant’s lawyer used an edited tape of Arleen to paint her as a racist and bigot in order to accuse the LAPD of racial profiling. This resulted in Arleen coming out as a lesbian while on stand, she admitted that some of the words said on the tape were her own and stated that the bigotry she faced as a lesbian has led her to overcome her own bigotry. Two more episodes aired of the show before it was cancelled after the first season.
- 17 episodes. (Credited for 22 episodes)
No female love interests
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.