Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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Log 155: Internal Affairs - Blackmail 

The show starts with Officer Tony Johnson saving Malloy's life when he is almost gored by a fork lift while they arrest men committing a warehouse robbery. After the shift Johnson turns ... See full summary »

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Officer Tony Johnson
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Jackie Washington
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The show starts with Officer Tony Johnson saving Malloy's life when he is almost gored by a fork lift while they arrest men committing a warehouse robbery. After the shift Johnson turns down Malloy's offer of a steak dinner as he has been told a complaint has been lodged against him for blackmail. Malloy believes him to be innocent and Johnson tells them his version of the story. He needs to find a B girl named Ginger who he says can clear him. Malloy and Reed are called to a bar where they happen to find Ginger and she eagerly tells a story exactly like Johnson's leading Malloy to confront Johnson about the truth. Reed provides a hint via a tip to a waitress at a restaurant where Reed is forced to intervene in a dispute. Written by Anonymous

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21 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Officer Pete Malloy: People calling us pigs - wives and children and friends having to live with that - because one rotten cop gets both his feet in the trough.
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Pete gets disillusioned
25 July 2013 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

This isn't a typical episode of Adam-12, with Reed & Malloy on patrol, dealing with the usual variety of crazy calls during their shift. Instead, it opens with Adam-12 assisting another unit with some thugs, and an officer named Johnson commandeers a runaway forklift and supposedly saved Pete's life. (Although it didn't look quite as dire as they made it out to be.) Anyway, Pete is floored when Johnson tells him that someone has put in a charge of blackmail against him (Johnson). Malloy tells Reed that Johnson is "one of the best cops" he knows, and doesn't have a dishonest bone in his body. (Reed, though, doesn't look convinced.) Anyway, in talking to Johnson, Reed and Malloy are sort of talked into helping him find a witness who might be able to clear him, a "b-girl" named Ginger. (Despite what might be assumed based on dialog in the show, a b-girl is NOT a hooker; apparently they 'worked' at one particular bar trying to get men to spend lots of money.)

Anyway, one thing leads to another, and when Malloy & Reed "happen" to find Ginger, she's very willing to help out the cops and answer questions. All of which leads to a very intense, emotional scene between Johnson and Malloy in the precinct break room. There's great dialog there, especially after the truth comes out. I honestly don't know why Milner hasn't been better recognized for his acting work, as he was impassioned and on fire in that scene.

Again, not the usual A-12 episode, but a terrific example of an issue that dogs police officers.


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