Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the rape and murder of a young woman, Teresa Perez, who was found dead in her bed by her mother. They check out her boyfriend but he has a solid alibi. They're not even sure how the killer got into the building until they find a connecting duct with the building next door. The medical examiner can provide little forensic evidence but ADA McCoy is certain the perpetrator is Lewis Darnell, a convicted serial rapist who was recently released on parole in spite of his personal intervention at the parole hearing. With little evidence to go on, McCoy gets the police to harass Darnell - 24 hour surveillance, multiple searches of his home and workplace - in the hopes of getting him to break down and confess. Written by
Did You Know?
Briscoe makes a reference to Kojak
(1973) while in the interrogation room. The judge hearing the case was played by the late Dan Frazer
, who played Capt. Frank McNeil in 117 of the 118 Kojack episodes. See more
The final scene is captioned as taking place at 173 East 61st Street, but as everyone is coming out of the building, we can see that the building number is 420. See more
Well, if this lie doesn't get Mr. Darnell out of the neighborhood, try a lynch mob.
Remade as Law & Order: UK: Hounded