April 27, 2014 Sunday | There are a lot of difference between a private investigator and a police detective, Private investigator can use their assets to investigate case that the police could not handle, such as the cheating spouse cases, or occurring investigations. Police detective may be just an duty in the organization while private investigator is always a generic term. Below is an article of Watertown Daily Times that shows the friction between law enforcement and the private investigator is fiction.


“Forget it, Jake — it’s Chinatown.”

That famous line, uttered by one defeated private eye to another at the end of director Roman Polanski’s 1974 film “Chinatown,” is an important point in the popular conception of the private investigations business.

The phrase, ranked No. 74 on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years … 100 Quotes” list, has become a plaint of sorts for the person who attempts to take on an institution in a confusing and unwinnable scenario. In this case, it’s a private investigator’s contentious relationship with law enforcement officials entangled in a web of money and power in pre-war Los Angeles.

But what is its connection to reality?

Private investigators interviewed by the Times, including Wayne W. Corsa — chief investigator with the Jefferson County district attorney’s office — said quarrelsome interactions between private detectives and local law enforcement are pure fiction.

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