Detective James Gordon arrested Rich since he was involved with a mob in Chicago. Rich entered witness protection and turned in evidence ruining the Chicago mob, however he was unable to see his family again and grew to hate Gordon for doing this to him and was outraged to learn that Gordon became a police commissioner in Gotham City.
After Gotham City was cut off from America, Rich was able to join the GCPD since they were desperate to recruit people and shot Gordon three times in the back after swiping a gun from the Lucky Hands Triad. Rich was able to walk free since there was insufficient evidence against him despite the efforts made by the vigilantes and police detectives to bring him in. Lieutenant Harvey Bullock confronted the Chicago mob that Rich testified against and told them where Rich was and the Chicago mob killed Rich in revenge.