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In season 5 of Dexter, Detective Joey Quinn is heavily suspicious of Dexter and what he gets up too. He hires Liddy to spy on him. Liddy gets some good evidence including pictures of Dexter and Lumen going out on his boat to dispose of a body. Dexter kills Liddy and its fairly obvious to Quinn that Dexter must have done it.

Blood is discovered on Quinn he gets brought in to be questioned. He eventually gets released but basically gives up in his pursuit of Dexter. Why is this? Is it just because he doesn't want to upset Debra? (I'm on season 6, so I'm unsure if this issue resurfaces in later episodes)

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If I remember correctly, Dexter tests the blood on Quinn but provides falsified results stating that the blood is not Liddy's. Quinn realises that Dexter is getting him off the hook and then more or less lets Dexter off.

There is no hint that the suspicion has gone away, but that he accepts that Dexter is not all he seems, but trusts him.

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Also coupled with the backlash he received from Debra when she found out, made him choose between her and pursuing this lead on her brother –  Robotnik Jul 11 '13 at 20:53

If i am correct then Quin quits catching Dexter more because of Debra's fight with him rather then falsify blood test report which saved him.

He loves Debra and when they had fight on Dexter's matter he started ignoring Lidy. Even when he got arrested he doesn't mentioned anything about catching on Dexter and what's Lidy working on. So it's clear now that Quin now more concern for getting Debra back rather then catching Dexter.

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