23 (Birthday: February 28)
A young cop with Antonelli as his mentor. He's clumsy and easily frightened, but his sense for justice is stronger than his cowardice. He's Mara's best friend at work.
Short and chubby, but quite strong. His hair is long and wavy, and he keeps it in a ponytail all the time. He has a mole beside his right eye.
Outgoing and youthful, but a little cowardly, although he fights against this regularly. He hates seeing people unhappy and he practically lives and breathes justice.
Medium level, and sort of soothing to listen to. When shouting, his voice tends to crack.
Cortez grew up in Buffalo, New York, and after a high school classmate was murdered, it inspired him to want to become someone who could bring safety to the streets. He moved to New York City to take police training, and he was transferred to Westbury for the Miyamoto Group case as soon as a call for more officers was made.
Cortez works for Byrd's team, being specifically overseen by Vincent Antonelli. Cortez is interested in solving any case in the area, and maybe hanging out with Mara.
Likes: Mara, anime, cheesy new wave music, successful arrests
Dislikes: Processed cheese, people asking if he speaks English, surprises
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