Sergeant Greevy and Detective Logan investigate a knife attack on city councilor Chuck Halsey, the apparent victim of a mugging and they eventually arrest two black teenagers. They deny stabbing the man admitting only to robbing him while he lay there. Greevy had heard rumors that Halsey was once a bag man collecting the take at the criminal courts but the man's reputation in recent years has been clean. An eye witness leads them to a mob hit man, Tony Scalisi, who agrees to wear a wire in return for a lesser charge. Halsey had been called as a witness in a federal investigation into parking contracts and it appears that police Deputy Commander William Jefferson, one of ADA Robinette's childhood heroes, may be implicated in the crooked scheme. Stone seeks the assistance of the FBI but their sting doesn't quite go down as planned. Written by
Did You Know?
This is actually the series' pilot. It was produced in 1988 for CBS, which passed on the show. After NBC picked it up, the network decided to air the pilot after the premiere episode, in which the detectives are meeting ADA Robinette for the first time and Roy Thinnes
appears as the DA before he was replaced by Steven Hill
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In a scene where Stone and Robinette are talking in Stone's office, Stone puts on a raincoat during the conversation. In the shot where Stone faces the camera, the collar of the raincoat is down. In the shot where Stone has his back to the camera, the collar of the raincoat is up. See more
You ain't got spot on me, except what he said, and that's just heresy.
Sgt. Max Greevey
The word's 'hearsay', Simonize.