Rico Amonte was brought out to LA by his older brother Angelo, a detective in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Division. He is now in his first year, learning to become a professional police ... See full summary »
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 Deputy Rico Amonte (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Senior Deputy John Henry Barnes (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Senior Deputy Matt Jablonski (15 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Deputy Chase Williams (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Deputy Gabriela Lopez (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Deputy Mike Moran (14 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Captain Otis Briggs (13 episodes, 2003-2004)
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 Senior Deputy Ryan Layne (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Rico Amonte was brought out to LA by his older brother Angelo, a detective in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Division. He is now in his first year, learning to become a professional police officer, and it's up to Senior Deputy Barnes to teach him the ropes. Their vastly different backgrounds give them opposing points of view on how to police the streets. Amonte's irreverent style can get the job done, but usually not in the way Barnes would call standard procedure. The other training officers are Senior Deputy Matt Jablonski and Senior Deputy Ryan Layne. Jablonski is partnered with Trainee Gabriella Lopez, a young Latina from East LA. Layne's partner is Trainee Chase Williams, a recent law school grad eager to acquire street experience before he becomes a D.A. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.co.uk

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Ernie Hudson, who plays Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Deputy John Henry Barnes, is in real life a Reserve Deputy for the neighboring San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department. See more »

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Deputy Rico Amonte: I remember when I saved up everything I earned to buy my mom a lilac bush when she was sick. I just knew that she'd get better if she had her favorite flower beside her. I went to the nursery, I bought the plant, she died that afternoon. Some matters are just out of our hands.
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Feels like something out of the 70s
12 October 2003 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is an old-fashioned cop show, like The Rookies or TJ Hooker. As such, it acquits itself nicely, but it's unlikely to attract much attention. In the right timeslot, it might last long enough to smooth out the storytelling and develop the characters, in which case it could build up a loyal audience. Ernie Hudson brings the proper authority to the gruff training cop, and all three rookies are appropriately green. I guess what I'm saying is that if there's not anything else you're hooked on watching, 10-8 makes a good solid backup. But I wouldn't invest too much interest in the show, as it's not a good bet to stand the test of time.


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