Cassandra: Have you found anything? Please. I've got to know what really happened to Megan.
Adam: So what is it exactly that you need me to do?
Cassandra: Found out more information about Megan's case and why they mishandled it. You should start by meeting with Detective Chase. He works in an apartment building right next to the LIMB clinic.
Adam: I think that's about it.
Detective Chase: Hello there. Well, you much be Adam Jensen.
Adam: A keen observation.
Detective Chase: Mrs. Reed told me you might pay me a visit. And don't take this the wrong way, but you're kind of hard to miss.
Adam: I'll try to take that as a compliment. She told me you might have information regarding Megan Reed's case and the attack on Sarif headquarters.
Detective Chase: Oh boy. What a mess. Total pissing match. We had the feds on our ass, orders from three different departments and pressure from so many lobbyists it felt like being the scrawny new kid in a prison shower.
Adam: It is a very high profile case. Mrs. Reed said you thought some procedures were overlooked?
Detective Chase: You got that right. I mean, you know how it is. Mrs. Reed told me you used to be a cop. There's always cases where you see the lazy officers taking shortcuts. But this, this was different.
Adam: Different, how?
Detective Chase: Too much stuff got overlooked. People seemed way too eager to jump to conclusions, and every time, I was remotely insistent, I got turned down by ranking officers. People wanted to bury this thing fast. That's never a good sign.
Adam: Surely you have something more substantial than this.
Detective Chase: Yeah. Well, that's where you come in. I got a couple of leads I could never fully investigate. I started poking around, but these government-type agents just gave me the creeps. I got scared. Months away from retirement, I didn't want to fuck things up. But you, you obviously have the means to get to the bottom of this.
Adam: So what have you got?
Detective Chase: First off, there's a rumor that the order to close the investigation came from higher up, maybe even outside the local department. Anything like that would have passed through Captain Penn. There might be traces of this left on his office computer.
Adam: Guess I'll have to pay a visit to the local precinct.
Detective Chase: Yeah. Well, while you're there, there was an officer assigned to the case. Chet Wagner. He's not what you'd call a choir boy. And when he suddenly got brought on the case, I got suspicious. Somebody wanted him there, and I'm pretty sure he tampered with some of the evidence. You should talk to him. Find out what he knows.
Adam: Okay, I'll have a little chat with Officer Wagner.
Detective Chase: You'll most likely find him in the lobby. He got retrograded for misconduct, and he takes depositions now. He won't budge easily, but I'm pretty sure you can find some dirt on him on his desktop. His office is on the third floor. You might find something there to help loosen up his tongue.
Adam: Anything else worth looking into?
Detective Chase: Yeah, when the order came down to close the case, the bulk of the evidence was stashed in a storage locker. Maybe you can find some interesting stuff in there. It's in the alley right next to the station. The code is 40 . . . 4891. But I know an outside agency had access to that locker, so be careful.
Adam: Thanks for the heads up.
Detective Chase: It's nothing. And, oh, please don't bother coming back here with details. Don't get me wrong. I'm glad to help, but the less I know about this the case, the better I'll feel.
Adam: How did you get assigned to this case?
Detective Chase: I didn't push for it, if that's what you mean. To be honest, I didn't want to get involved.
Adam: Why not?
Detective Chase: I was an honest cop, Jensen. I always tried to conduct myself in accordance with the law, with procedures, and what I believed was right. Not really standard MO for a case like this.
Adam: You said an outside agency may have tampered with the storage locker. What did you mean by that?
Detective Chase: Well, I've seen . . . I mean, I've heard that government agents may have locked up some of the more sensitive evidence in a safe inside the locker.
Adam: Come on, Chase. What are you not telling me?
Detective Chase: Damn it. Okay, listen. I snooped around that locker before and found the safe code. But I kind of got caught by one of those guys. He knows I know, Jensen. If I give you the code, they'll know I talked. Call me negative, but I can't think of a nice outcome to that.
Adam: Why retire from the force only to become a security guard? I mean, it looks like you still love the work.
Detective Chase: I love the idea of being a cop. Every since I was a kid, I wanted to join the force. But I just got fed up. It's not like I had imagined it. It's a job. Some people are good at it, while others just don't care. And it shows. This case, the Sarif case, it was just the last drop in a cup already full.
Adam: That's all I need for now.