The trio receive an outpouring of support from the town and the police department in the days leading up to their trial. Romance is in the air for Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong.



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Episode credited cast:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Councilman Grover Dorsey
Ron Culbreth ...
Stuart Culpepper ...
Officer Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)


Chief Gillespie and Detective Tibbs along with Father DiMarco stand trial together for conspiracy to obstruct justice charges, which deals with failing to turn over escaped prisoner Ramon Salazar who fled a county work detail. Meanwhile, the Sparta P.D. finds there is more to Councilman Waters determination to get Gillespie fired from the police force, when they run surveillance on a prominent Sparta businessman's home. Written by mts77

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Drama | Crime | Mystery




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19 May 1992 (USA)  »

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This was the last original episode broadcast on NBC. See more »


When Sheriff McComb was on the witness stand, he was allowed to make offhand remarks and offer opinions that no defense attorney would have let go unchallenged. See more »

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