Ponch and Jon both end up in jail for contempt when they refuse to reveal the identity of their informant in court. Getraer has the rest of his officers look for more evidence to get them out.

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Ponch and Jon both end up in jail for contempt when they refuse to reveal the identity of their informant in court. Getraer has the rest of his officers look for more evidence to get them out.

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While searching for a suspect's parking tickets, Baricza discovers that Grossman had received a parking ticket at the beach on a day he called in sick. Grossman's parking ticket was issued at Malibu Beach, yet the three officers are only searching through LAPD parking ticket issued within Los Angeles city limits. Although Malibu is now an incorporated city, at the time of this episode (1980), Malibu was an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County, meaning that the L.A. County Sheriff's Department was responsible for all law-enforcement in Malibu, including issuing parking citations. See more »

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Jon And Ponch Are Jailed
2 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Jailbirds,Jon and Ponch are found guilty of contempt and jailed when they refuse to name an informant in court.

While driving to court, Ponch and Jon stop some speeders. Catching one, Jon gets dirt on his uniform. Then,Jon tells his story on the stand. According to Jon, their informant told them which warehouse was housing stripped cars. The CHP raids the warehouse. When Jon is about to reveal the evidence found in the warehouse, Jon refuses to name the informant and ends up in jail. Because the Attorney General can't be found to overturn the contempt citation, he sits in jail.

Meanwhile,Getraer argues for Jon's release with the judge and lawyers to no avail. After Jon got released at 5 AM, he returns to Central to find out that he and Ponch have to go to court again. On their way, they find a manure truck that's losing its load. A bag falls on Ponch and Jon and they head to court smelly. Ponch is called to the stand and sworn in. He also refuses to name the informant and is found in contempt. Jon is also found in contempt again when he's called again.

The next day, Ponch and Jon are released and the judge apologizes. The informant tells Ponch and Jon where to look for their suspect. The next morning, they find him and arrest him after he rolls his car.

This is an interesting episode as our heroes are put into jail.


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