Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of an African-American man, Floyd Michaels, who the medical examiner concludes was beaten and dragged behind a car. Local community activist Rev. Ramsay is soon visiting Lt. Van Buren's superior to ensure this hate crime gets top priority. The police find a witness who says he saw two white men pull victim out of his car. They also learn that Michaels was an auxiliary policeman in Westchester County. They find witnesses who identify the attackers' red Pontiac but they trace it to a police compound for seized vehicles. It leads them to believe that the attackers were policemen. For the DA's office, problems arise when the U.S. Attorney wants to take over the case. When ADA McCoy finds he's granted the ringleader immunity, he tries to have the immunity agreement rescinded. Written by
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In one scene, McCoy and Carmichael have a conversation about Officer Dietrick. The episode then shifts to McCoy's office, where they are talking with Dietrick and his attorney. The defense attorney's notes are the episode script of the previous scene with McCoy and Carmichael. See more
D.A. Adam Schiff
[after the US district court has ruled that federal plea bargains are illegal
Preposterous decision. Hogties every federal prosecutor in the country. And, thanks to you, we're part of it.
The decision will be reversed on appeal. Six months from now. By then Dietrich and the other two will be on death row.
D.A. Adam Schiff
...or your letter of resignation will be on my desk.
[pointing to wall of McCoy's office
My longhorn pennant will look good over there.