Carlos Alvarez is a Detective in the Gotham City Police Department. Detective Alvarez tried to persuade Lieutenant Winston that seventeen similar burglaries were all carried out by the same perpetrator. The Lieutenant was skeptical and dismissive, thinking that Alvarez stirs up too much trouble. Alvarez had previously caught the deputy mayor with two prostitutes, and as a result he was moved to the Major Crimes Unit. Alvarez hopes to get a forensic unit to go over each of the old crime scenes to prove his theory. The Lieutenant doesn't want to give up the resources. [1]

Detective Alvarez attempted to prove to his superiors that the robberies that he believes are linked were all committed by Catwoman. Lieutenant Winston refused to hear any of Alvarez' theories, and the detective begins to suspect that the Lieutenant is corrupt. Alvarez discovers that Winston and some of his compatriots were behind the drug deal that Catwoman intercepted, and they are angry that she succeeded despite having a super-powered bag lady like Reach on their team.

Meanwhile, Catwoman realizes that the money she robbed is not just dirty drug money, and it's far more than she expected nearly $425,000. She realizes that whoever this money belonged to is probably going to come looking for it. Unfortunately, all the bills are already marked, and Winston's men are soon notified. She rides her motorcycle through the alley only to find a GCPD SWAT barricade at the other end. With daring, she drives right through it, escaping into the park. Eventually, she is knocked from her bike, and surrounded by officers; placed under arrest. [2]

Detective Alvarez is surprised to be informed that Catwoman isn't in the precinct, having heard over the radio that she had been apprehended. The dispatcher claims that Catwoman escaped from the back of an unmarked car on the way to the station. Alvarez disbelieves the explanation, and finally realizes that Detectives Mulrooney, Ester, and Davis must have snuck her into the back to keep their corruption under wraps.

Detective Alvarez' finds Catwoman being attacked and interrogated by Reach, but before Reach can completely asphyxiate Catwoman, Detective Alvarez cracks Reach hard over the head with a nightstick. Realizing what is going on, Alvarez goes against his instincts, and allows Catwoman to escape, despite his having searched for her for some time.[3]




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