Virgil defends Parker Williams when he is accused of police brutality during an arrest involving Parker's ex-fiance.




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Episode credited cast:
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Sgt. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Harriet DeLong (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Carlson ...
Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
Bill Fleet ...
Grand Jury Member
Piper Howse ...
Corey Davies
Mark Johnson ...
Tony Kelso ...
Drug dealer
Harvey E. Lee Jr. ...


Sgt. Parker Williams sees his ex-fiancée, Beverly Ross, and her new love, Ned Phelps, buying cocaine from a suspected drug dealer. Parker stakes out Beverly's home and reports her for holding. Before police back-up arrives, Parker bursts in and fights with Phelps, who goes down seriously wounded. In the hospital, Phelps accuses Parker of attempted murder, which Beverly corroborates. District Attorney Darnelle has to file charges against Parker before the grand jury, which indicts on Beverly's perjured testimony. Parker asks Virgil Tibbs to defend him. Written by richardann

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Drama | Crime | Mystery




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6 January 1994 (USA)  »

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The law firm in this episode that Virgil Tibbs is working for (and defending "Pawka") is owned and operated by Ben Taylor which could be a nod to Matlock and the Andy Griffith Show. The name is taken from the combination of screen names Ben Matlock and Andy Taylor. See more »

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