Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of an African-American man, Floyd Michaels, who the medical examiner concludes was beaten and dragged behind a car. Local community activist Rev. Ramsay is soon visiting Lt. Van Buren's superior to ensure this hate crime gets top priority. The police find a witness who says he saw two white men pull victim out of his car. They also learn that Michaels was an auxiliary policeman in Westchester County. They find witnesses who identify the attackers' red Pontiac but they trace it to a police compound for seized vehicles. It leads them to believe that the attackers were policemen. For the DA's office, problems arise when the U.S. Attorney wants to take over the case. When ADA McCoy finds he's granted the ringleader immunity, he tries to have the immunity agreement rescinded.
Did You Know?
In 2002 a New York state court ruled that private citizens were not allowed to prosecute criminal charges because it violates a defendant's right to due process. See more
They couldn't the victim's fingerprints in the system.
However, he was an auxiliary police officer, so he would have had to undergo a background check which would have included being fingerprinted and those prints being added to the system. See more
Your first death sentence. You OK with it?
There's only one thing bothering me: Ray Ray, the squeegee man. The cops told him which one was Fratelli.
I know; I told them to. Perfectly legal. We were never going to use the identification at trial anyway.
Legal or not...
Major felonies, Abbie. Welcome to the bigs.