"Cop on Trial" has Captain Matt Holbrook falsely accused of police brutality. A fleeing crook fell through a glass door and was badly cut and he's claiming Holbrook pushed him. The crook was collecting protection money from the drugstore where the incident occurred. In a lengthy trial sequence two lawyers battle with the defense lawyer staging what he claims is a reenactment of the "crime." Holbrook's lawyer brings in several character witnesses to contract the claim that he is habitually violent. A witness to everything, the drugstore clerk, originally refuses to cooperate as does her cowardly boss. After a one-on-one talk with Holbrook at the drugstore, she relents and fingers the crook. Holbrook is exonerated. Lisa Bonay, his girlfriend and a reporter keeps trying to get an exclusive interview but he'll only talk about how beautiful her eyes are. This episode allows Robert Taylor to make Holbrook much more vulnerable than usual. Especially after the so-called reenactment he looks defeated. This is one of the best episodes of the series.
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