Friday and Gannon are working for Internal Affairs and they have been assigned to investigate an allegation that one of the policemen has used excessive force when dealing with a group of disorderly (and possibly drunk) people. While this is NOT the actual hearing, the detectives job is to gather evidence to submit to the hearing board.
First, they interview the person who filed the complaint. The way he explains it, the officer assumed they were drunk (he says they were not) and the cop struck him. They interviewed the others from the group as well as witnesses. It's interesting that next they interview Officers Reed and Malloy--who had just debuted in their own Jack Webb series, "Adam-12". The officers confirmed that the man arrested definitely WAS intoxicated--blowing a .21 on the Breathalyzer. However, they did not see all that occurred and could neither confirm nor refute all the charges against Officer Hillier. They also interviewed Hillier as well as his wife.
In the end, it was confirmed that Hillier DID hit the man, though he clearly was goaded into it. What happened at the subsequent hearing is something you'll have to tune in to see.
Overall, a decent and fairly typical season 3 show. Almost all of the 3rd season consisted of public service-oriented episodes and little, if any, direct crime fighting by Gannon and Friday occurred in the shows. This makes the shows generally interesting but also less than thrilling.
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