A female Naval officer is killed during a drunken party. The Navy claims jurisdiction in the case, but detectives soon suspect that the guilty party is being protected and the wrong man is being railroaded.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Elizabeth Olivet (credit only)
Capt. Allard Bunker
Lt. St. Claire
Lee Hastings
Michael Dolan ...
Ensign Evan Walters
Lt. Ruth Mendoza
Admiral Miles Coty
Richard Hamilton ...
CPO James Hagen
Lt. Charles Bates


Detectives Briscoe and Logan investigate the death of Navy Lt. Tracy Hagen, who was found dead in her hotel room where a ship's crew was having a wild party following 6 weeks at sea. Using video one of the sailors took at the party, they question two officers one of whom, Ensign Evan Walters, admits being the last person with her before she died but has no memory of what might have happened. The Navy insists on taking jurisdiction in the case and Walters is quickly found guilty. ADAs Stone and Robinette find a number of holes in the Navy prosecution's case and continue their own investigation. When the medical examiner confirms that Hagen died of a slow brain hemorrhage and could have been injured 30 minutes before she died, the evidence points to another officer who had a previous incident with her. Written by garykmcd

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10 March 1993 (USA)  »

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Based on the Tailhook '91 scandal case. In September 1991, the 35th annual symposium in Las Vegas featured a two-day debrief on Navy and Marine Corps aviation in Operation Desert Storm. It was the largest such meeting yet held, with some 4,000 attendees: active, reserve, and retired personnel. According to a Department of Defense report, 83 women and 7 men stated that they had been victims of assault and sexual harassment during the meeting. A series of official investigations was conducted, but all were widely criticized, involving official cover-ups by senior Navy and civilian officials and denial of due process to hundreds of individuals, most of whom were not accused of any wrongdoing. See more »


While walking and talking with Captain Bunker, Detective Briscoe says, "You forget, she was murdered in our precinct". He should have said, "she was murdered in our jurisdiction", meaning the territory policed by the 27th precinct (where Detectives Briscoe and Logan work). See more »


A.D.A. Paul Robinette: Bunker spent 30 years defending the Constitution. I wonder if he ever read it.
D.A. Adam Schiff: I doubt if he ever got past the Declaration of Independence: "All *men* are created equal."
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References America's Funniest Home Videos (1989) See more »

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