Law & Order: UK: Season 2, Episode 1

Samaritan (19 Nov. 2010)

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A police officer is killed in a shoot out with a drug dealer. Based on the testimony of another dealer, Brooks and Devlin must determine whether back up was slow to arrive and left the officer to die because he was gay.

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Ashley Rolfe ...
P.C. Nick Bentley
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P.C. Ray Griffin
Conor David McIntyre ...
Sergeant Howard Drake
Will Beer ...
P.C. Barney Goodison
Zienia Merton ...
Judge Katerina Rose
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Louise Howells ...
Anna Shorofsky
Nicola Sanderson ...
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When a police constable, Nick Bentley, is shot by drug dealers while on foot patrol it seems like a pretty straightforward case. Brooks and Devlin eventually locate a witness who identifies one of the parties to the drug transaction and he finally tells the police what really happened. The witness also tells them something else: she saw another police constable standing in the shadows while the injured policeman was calling for help. The dead man's partner, PC Ray Griffin, claims to have been several blocks away when his partner was shot and lay bleeding to death but Brooks and Devlin find an anomaly in his formal statement and they decide to investigate. What they learn is that Bentley's fellow constables had recently learned of his sexual orientation and that his partner Griffin is the head of a Christian group of officers that rejects gays. For the Crown prosecutors, the question is whether they can make an argument that Griffin had a duty of care and was obliged to help his dying ... Written by garykmcd

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When Sgt Drake appears in court his medal ribbons are the wrong way around. See more »

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George Castle: Can I just remind you that we owe our whole existence to a good relationship with the police? If we go after this, I will have to explain to the DPP exactly why we are committing institutional suicide.
Alesha Phillips: So we never prosecute police because we need their goodwill?
George Castle: No, correction, we never prosecute anyone unless we have a rock-solid case, and manslaughter-gross negligence is one hell of a leap.
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