Vendetta Detectives Lennie Briscoe and Ed Green investigate the death of Brendan Donner, a New York City baseball fan who went after a still-in-play foul ball during a crucial game. He's been hounded by irate fans ever since and it even led to the break up of his marriage. Someone broke a liquor over his head in a bar and fingerprints lead them to Walter Grimes, someone who was released from from prison just three months ago. Grimes had been released after 20 years in prison when DNA exonerated from the crime for which he had been convicted. There's little doubt that he committed the crime but his defense lawyer Rodney Fallon argues that it was his lengthy incarceration, for a crime he did not commit that conditioned him to be violent. McCoy tells the detectives to look into Grimes past for any criminal activity and they start with the crime for which he spent 20 years in jail. Written by
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The murder victim is based on notorious Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman. Bartman was vilified by many people after he interfered with Cubs outfielder Moises Alou, who was trying to catch a foul ball in game six of the 2003 National League Championship Series. The Cubs were winning the game at the time, but eventually lost. Many Cubs fans blame Bartman's actions for the Cubs losing the game and not reaching the World Series. See more
After the defendant is arrested for the bar murder after holding the woman hostage, it is observed he was remanded with no problem. Later at a bail hearing for another murder, this is completely overlooked as if he were eligible for bail, and he is not wearing inmate clothing. See more
We got an anonymous tip about the Testa case. Judge signed the search warrant.
Off an anonymous tip?
Back in '84, we had a couple political appointees, they let us take a few more procedural shortcuts than they do now.
Detective Lennie Briscoe
Ah, the Regan years.
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