After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss. Written by
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Sharona was the only main character to call Adrian Monk, "Adrian", Leland and Randy both simply called him "Monk" and Natalie called him "Mr. Monk" with the exception of the season 8 episode "Mr. Monk and Sharona" when she tried calling him " Adrian" and they both decided they didn't like it. See more
We see the Monk constantly ask the detectives working with him to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found SFPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for the Monk and the detective's he works with to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more
Unless I'm wrong, which, you know, I'm not...
Referenced in The Shaggy Dog
It's a Jungle Out There
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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