In L.A Confidential (1997), Bud White discovered that one of the victims of the Night Owl murders was Lefferts, whom he had seen with Pierce on Christmas night. As a result, he traced Pierce’s address through Nick’s liquor store and questioned him about his involvement in the Night Owl murders:
Pierce: All right, then...are you concerned about criminal matters peripheral to the Nite Owl murders?
Bud White: Not at the moment.
Pierce: You wouldn't feel obligated to report them?
Bud White: Why were Lefferts' eyes black?
Why did Bud White evade Pierce's question here?