An African-American teenager shoots a police officer because he's angry about the lack of investigation into his brother's death. And a re-opening of that investigation aggravates some deep racial tensions.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Halpert
Oni Faida Lampley ...
Janet Thomas
M.E. Gail Berardi
Jason Hendri
Chad Tucker ...
Stevie Thomas (as Chad C. Tucker)
Officer Adam Brennan
Officer Alice Cushman
Don Cushman


Briscoe and Green are investigating the shooting of a female cop. Initially they think it might have to do with her having an affair another cop. But when they rule it out. They follow a lead on the shooter and arrest him - a young black man. When questioned why he did. He says it's because he's irate at the police for messing up the investigation into his brother's shooting. Green decide to look into it and learns that there were a few oversights made or the evidence is no longer there. When the shooter's lawyer decide to mount a defense on the botched investigation, McCoy tries to make sure that it wasn't botched. So they have the body exhumed so another autopsy could be done but the body is not in the casket. So they turn to the medical examiner who did the original autopsy but she's not exactly forthcoming. Written by

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26 March 2003 (USA)  »

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[last lines]
Detective Ed Green: Hey, lieu. We're in no rush to get home tonight?
Lt. Anita Van Buren: You know, I used to wake up in the morning, brush my teeth, comb my hair, look in the mirror, and see a cop looking back at me.
Detective Ed Green: Hmm. Stevie Thomas shattered that mirror?
Lt. Anita Van Buren: Now I got six eyes looking back. A cop, a black woman, a mother.
Detective Ed Green: That's lucky. You know what Eric Thomas sees? Nothing.
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