When Detectives Cyrus Lupo and Kevin Bernard arrive on the scene of four fallen police officers, they have to act fast to find the shooter. With a room full of witnesses, they have a description of the culprit but little else. The case becomes even more complex when the detectives discover that the police officers may have known the shooter. The investigation quickly leads them to a circuit of drug dealers, a jealous husband and a remorseful judge who are all pieces of a larger puzzle. Written by
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The story for this episode is based on four Lakewood, WA cops who were shot in November, 2009 in a Coffee shop while going over morning briefings. The suspect was shot before he could be arrested/brought to trial. See more
We're putting you on first to give the bare bones of the case.
It's not going to be much of a trial, is it? He has no defense.
Well, his lawyer's going for a verdict of manslaughter instead of murder, on the grounds that Stokes acted in a state of extreme emotional disturbance.
So he could get out in ten to twenty years? Why didn't you just allow him to go the feds? He doesn't deserve to go on living, no matter how disturbed he is.
Detective, when I heard Stokes was arrested, you were the one ...
References Law & Order: Aftershock