There is no negotiation here, Kim. And honestly, I don't understand why you want anything to do with this. On one side, I've got a decorated police officer doing his job. On the other, you have a professional thief who threw him to the ground. And their only witness is a scumbag, disbarred lawyer who peddles drop phones to criminals.
|― Suzanne arguing with Kim over Huell Babineaux's crime and insulting Jimmy.|
Suzanne Ericsen is an assistant district attorney of Bernalillo County.
Better Call Saul
Suzanne and her partner meet with Mike and Jimmy in the district attorney's office. Mike delivers the amended statement that Hector had requested him to make. However, Suzanne questions why Mike is doing so, explaining that only Tuco's prints were on the gun and not Mike's. Jimmy provides a dodgy answer, leading Suzanne to conclude that Mike has been threatened into changing his story. When Suzanne's partner continues to press this, Jimmy fakes outrage and promises to make Mike available for the defense before escorting his client out. ("")
Kim approaches Suzanne, seeking to reduce the charges against Huell down to a misdemeanor. Arguing that the sentence Ericsen is seeking is excessive, Kim confronts her with the fact that she prosecuted five other people charged with assaulting police officers—some of which were more violent in nature than Huell's crime—and didn't seek the kind of jailtime she is trying to get for Huell. Ericsen refuses on the grounds that Huell is a repeat offender and won't negotiate with Kim, dismissing her witness, Jimmy, as a "scumbag disbarred lawyer." Kim tells her she does not know the whole story and leaves. ("")
Accompanied by three of her associates, Kim provides Ericsen with a counteroffer in exchange for a plea to a misdemeanor along with a slew of motions. However, Ericsen continues to insist on going to trial and is given dozens of letters by Judge Musingler sent in support of Huell and is ordered to settle things with Kim. Instead, Ericsen starts going through the letters and contacting the people in them with the help of her associates. Unknown to Ericsen, the numbers go to burner phones set up by Jimmy McGill who has someone impersonating a person from Huell's church waiting on the other end. When she attempts to contact the pastor, she gets Jimmy himself and asks about Huell. Jimmy fabricates a story for Ericsen about how Huell is a hero to the people of Coushatta before ending the call. Afterwards, Ericsen enters a meeting with Kim and makes a favorable deal with her. ("")
Shortly after his law license reinstatement, Jimmy takes on many more clients. He attempts to make a few plea deals with Erickson but she successfully evades him in the courthouse hallways. However one day they are coincidentally in an elevator together when the the elevator crashes, and he is able to make several deals in the few minutes before it starts again. After they leave the elevator, it is revealed that he bribed the elevator serviceman to cause it to malfunction. ("")