Police Story (1973–1987)

The Broken Badge 

IA Sergeants Bivins and Petrelli investigate the fatal shooting of a prostitute by a veteran beat cop with a history of bending the rules. The cop is then convicted and sent to the same prison that holds some of the men he sent there.


Lee H. Katzin


Joseph Wambaugh (creator), Adrian Leeds | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Akins ... Officer Charles Stacy
Dennis Dugan ... Officer Brett Loebner
Michael Bell ... Murray Willis
Warren Stevens ... Internal Affairs Lieutenant
BarBara Luna ... Lilly Pantages (as Barbara Luna)
Cheryl Miller ... Judy Bivins
Joe E. Tata Joe E. Tata ... Dooley
Deborah Ryan ... Betty Stacy
James Whitmore Jr. James Whitmore Jr. ... Officer Tim Burke
John Lombardo John Lombardo ... John Mason
George DiCenzo ... Sgt. Petrelli
Steve Lawrence ... Sgt. Curtis Bivins
Christopher Woods Christopher Woods ... Officer Baxter
Howard Honig Howard Honig ... Dr. Taylor
Nancy Stephens ... Nancy Burke


Stacey is a veteran street cop who likes to do things his way which is the old ways. He likes to bust a hooker named Lily who then accuses him of harassment. A couple of IAB men talk to Stacy and tell him his ways are outdated but Stacy doesn't listen. He later goes to Lily's place and he hears some shots shots back and finds Lily dead. When there are no traces of a gun and no slug. Stacy is arrested. He is tried and convicted and sent to a prison where a lot of the convicts are men he arrested. The IAB investigators look into the murder and learn Stacy may have been set up. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

19 March 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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[All trivia items for this title are spoilers.] See more »


Remade as Police Story: Gladiator School (1988) See more »

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