An undercover street cop shoots and kills a Puerto Rican youth who was pointing a gun at his partner, but the boy's sister tells a different story of what happened, and the community accuses the police of covering up for the officer.

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Sgt. Jimmy O'Connor
Charles Brown ...
Dan Garrett
Jaime Sánchez ...
Thomas Serio (as Jaime Sanchez)
Joe Silver ...
Chief Wilson
Carlos Cestero ...
George Sanchez
Livia Ginise ...
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Celia Moore
Tito Goya ...
Chino
Mark Russell ...
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An undercover street cop shoots and kills a Puerto Rican youth who was pointing a gun at his partner, but the boy's sister tells a different story of what happened, and the community accuses the police of covering up for the officer.

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Feeling All Alone
5 August 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If there is one thing that Theo Kojak is known for is taking care of his cops. One of his anti-crime cops played by David Selby is going to need a lot of care.

Selby's got himself in a jackpot for doing his job and saving the life of his partner. The two were working undercover as a pair of winos and they spot a Puerto Rican boosting a battery with a partner. In trying to make an arrest the kid grabs the partner's gun and points it at Selby who has his own weapon out and fires and kills him in a split second. That's the time these life or death decisions are made.

How sad it was that a kid who probably would have gotten a slap on the wrist, maybe a few months at Riker's Island winds up dead. As Walter Brennan said in My Darling Clementine 'when you pull a gun, kill a man'. And cops have to act under that assumption, comes with the job.

How sad also for Selby who becomes the target of a local neighborhood agitator and demagogue Jaime Sanchez. He whips up a lot of racial antagonism for his own ends.

Selby's performance dominates this Kojak episode. No one should have to go through what he did.


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