Chicago P.D. (2014–…): Season 7, Episode 2 - Assets - full transcript

When Atwater goes undercover in a drug syndicate, he learns there may be more to its kingpin than meets the eye; Halstead tries to join Atwater undercover, but finds himself at a disadvantage.

- Hey, how'd it go with

the lawyer?

- Yeah, pretty straightforward.

Um, state's attorney

is moving forward

on the obstruction charges.

There's no trial date set

or anything,

happen sometime next year.

but the lawyer thinks it'll

- Then don't do anything

stupid between now and then.

- I'll do my best.

Hey, listen, I wanted to talk

to you about something.

- Huh?

- Um...

Can a cop choose to be

in general population?

I don't know--

I mean, if I lose,

I don't know how well

I'll do

23 hours a day alone

in my cell.

- Uh, well, we'll talk about

that down the road

if we need to.

- Yeah, um, is Kev all right?

I've been reaching out to him,

and, uh, he's gone silent

on me.

- Yeah, he's working a case.

- All right.

All right, thanks, boss.

- Yeah.

- I don't think women

understand how hard it is

to be a man these days.

Think about it, bro.

We've got to be

the bread-winning alpha dogs,

we've got to be strong, but we

also got to be sensitive.

- Right.

- Right?

- Mm-hmm.

- Understanding.

Pretend like we want

to change the world.

That's a paradox, Peanut.

- See, there you go again

trying to show off

with all them big words.

- Come on, man,

all I'm trying to say is--

- Contradictory.

I know,

but trust me,

to save the world,

no woman is asking you

and no good one is asking you

to pay her bills.

Look, just end of the day,

it's simple, okay?

We're just asking you

to be nice.

- Girl got a good point.

Ain't nothing paradoxical

about that neither.

- We is gonna find you a book.

- Man, shut up.

- You're always clowning.

No wonder you two fools

are broke.

Oh, so you're planning

what exactly, Kevin?

- Don't worry about all that,


- It's Andre.

about all that, Andre.

- Don't worry

Just know I'm working off

of big things, bro.

- Big things?

- Atwater's losing his touch.

It's been two weeks and Andre

still can't stand him.

- Andre needs

a new line of work

always moody.

'cause that dude is

- Working for Darius Walker

will do that to you.

- I told you, man.

His mother and my mother grew

up next door to each other.

Now that's family, bro.

- D, you good?

- Man, Darius got that look.

- What look is that?

- One that says

stay the hell away.

- Nina.

- Yo, what happened?

- Smokey's gone.

- What you mean?

- He's dead.

Someone shot him, man.

Took his buy money too.

20 grand.

- You think Garcia--

- I don't know.

You know anything about this?

- Excuse me?

- You've been hanging

around the bar,

you've been asking

a whole bunch of questions,

then one of our own

gets robbed and killed.

to like me, bro,

- Andre, you don't got

but what you ain't gonna do

is accuse me of anything.

- Kev, you've got

to be careful, bro.

- Careful about what?

- I ain't seen your ass

in ten years,

then you just show up,

trying to reconnect?

- Peanut,

hell are you talking about--

- I know you did your time

in Stateville,

but maybe they

let you out early.

Maybe you told them you had

a friend named Peanut.

- You done lost your damn mind,


- Peanut pulled a gun.

- Hold it, hold on.

Let it play out.

- Peanut, I understand

that you wanna show out

in front of your boy,

but if you're gonna pull

that thing out,

you're gonna have to stop

talking and start shooting.

- Don't push it, bro.

You're gonna follow me, bro?

- You damn right I am.

- You did good, boy.

- Bro, I ain't had no choice.

Andre wasn't playing around.

He don't trust your ass.

- It's all good, bro.

We breaking them down.

- Happy to help as long as you

don't write no paper on me.

when I arrested you?

- What did I tell you

You do me right,

I'll do you better.

- Right on, bro.

- I'll holler at you.

- Hey, yo, next time,

just grab the gun.

There no need for you

to hit me, bro.

- I hear you, dawg.

- Talked to Homicide about

the Smokey thing.

Turns out he's

a high ranking guy

in Darius Walker's


- Any suspects?

- Nothing real yet.

All we know is two male Latinos

were spotted near

the crime scene a few minutes

after it happened.

- Smokey had 20 grand on him,

which means he knew

the sellers.

He probably did business

with them before.

Otherwise he wouldn't have

had that much money on him.

- So it's an inside job.

Seller steals the cash,

keeps the product.

Wouldn't be the first time

we've seen that happen.

- No, but it's the first time

it's happened

to somebody working

for Darius Walker.

- Well, the good news is it

does open up an angle for us.

Look, if we know the

Latin Players were behind this,

you can be damn sure

Darius Walker knows too.

That means he's going to be

looking for a new supplier.

Jay, I want you to go under

as that supplier.

- Sounds good.

Hey, Sarge?

- Hmm?

- So all that stuff last week?

We're good?

- We are where we are.

Let's move on.

- Man, this place is slammed.

I should've been selling

baked goods.

- Right?

And it's less risky 'cause

I don't know a brother

who ever got popped

for moving scones.

- Yeah, this place does

$800,000 a year in revenue.

The one on Ashland does 1.2.

- Damn, we are

in the wrong business.

- Oh, the big boss.

What's he doing in here?

He got a sweet tooth?

- Yeah, for money.

He owns the joint.

He owns the whole damn chain.

- Really?

- Yeah.

- He gave two smart,

young brothers

300 grand to start

this whole place up.

All legit.

to clean your cash too.

- It's a good way

- Nah, it's more than that.

See, Darius wants

to change things.

Educate young black folks

to think and act

like those dudes up

in Silicon Valley.

- Well,

I'm all about business too.

I sell premium product

at a fair price.

- Where does your product

come from?

- Juarez.

I got a cousin down there.

- Cousin?

Bro, your cousins are

from Cape Cod or Lake Forest,

not no Juarez.

- I was born and raised

in Pilsen,

but, uh, been in the game

for a long time,

and I got a lot

of connections in Juarez.

- Okay, well, I'm gonna have

to run this up the chain.

- Naturally.


- I appreciate the opportunity,

- All right.

- See you later?

- Yeah, man.


Darius is giving

these donuts away

to clean off

his dirty-ass drug money.

That's it, that's all.

the Robin Hood rap?

- What, you don't buy

- Not so much sold

on this selfless,

black empowerment thing.

It's hypocrites like that

that are the reason why

I can't wake up with my brother

and sister every morning.

- What can I do for you,


- Just wanted to follow up

on a few things

regarding the Adam Ruzek case.

- Well, I'm not talking without

my FOP lawyer present.

- It's not a big deal.

I just need to clarify

a few statements.

- Okay, I'll schedule a meeting

with your FOP lawyer

if that's what you want.

- I'll tell you what I want.

I want this case to go away.

- Excuse me?

- And you and I both know

the only reason

you opened this case

is 'cause Kelton squeezed you.

He wanted me, so he told you

to go after Ruzek and Antonio.


I mean, Kelton's dead.

Why are we wasting

our time on this?

You wanna know the truth?

I don't care about this case,

but the ship has sailed, Hank.

It's with the state's

attorney's office now.

- All right, you know the ASA?

- Yes, of course.

- Maybe you take

his temperature.

Why don't you see

how invested he really is

in prosecuting a good cop

over the accidental death

of a rapist/kidnapper?

- I could do that.

- Even if Adam did do

what you say he did,

he's guilty of

you know the only thing

is being a good partner

and a loyal friend.

- I'll see what I can do.

- Andre tells me

you've got a friend

who's got a cousin in Juarez.

- Yeah, my homie Jay.

We used to hoop together

in high school.

- Well, what's your take?

- 10% the first time.

- Outside of introducing people

to your friend who's

got a cousin in Juarez,

what are your

professional aspirations?

- At the moment,

I'm just waiting for the state

to give me my license back

so I can start

a construction job.

- Okay.

How do you and Peanut

know each other?

- We grew up on the same block.

Mom's were real tight.

- What block?

- 47th and Calumet

in Bronzeville.

- Hey now, that's a real

African American neighborhood

right there.

Louis Armstrong grew up there.

- Yeah, I know.

Now there's a Starbucks

on every block.

- You think that's a bad thing?

Come in.

You wanted to see me?

- What's up?

- I hear you're moving product

near a grade school.

Is that true?

- Man, who said that?

- I'm giving you

an opportunity

to be accountable here, Bryce.

Did you sell dope in front

of Clara Barton?

- Yeah, I did.

- You know that's against

the rules, right?

- I know.


I'm sorry, Darius.

I just...


- School needs

a baseball coach.

Be there tomorrow at 4:00.

You're done selling dope.

Get out.

- Your goldfish die

or something?

- Nah, I'm just deep

in thought.

- About what?

- Business.

- What kind of business?

I don't even want to know.

Wait, don't tell me.

Buy you a drink?

- No, I got to go.

Rain check?

- I don't do rain checks,


especially on a sunny day.

- But you know how

that Chicago weather is.

Just talked to Andre.

Walker's not doing

the deal with you.

- I'm offended.

- Well, he wasn't feeling it.

- Does he have

another dealer lined up

or is he still doing business

with the Latin Players?

- I don't know.

Walker doesn't talk about it.

- Units in the 7th District

and units on the citywide,

we're getting multiple calls

of shots fired

at 1221 South 58th Street.

- That's like

three blocks away.

- Let's roll.

- All right, stay here.

- All right.

Don't blow your cover.

- To your right.

- Bodies.

- Go, I got you.

- Two of them.

Looks like they're both gone.

- Don't come any closer!

- Police! Put it down!

- We're the police!

- How do I know?

This says we're the police.

- You see this?

Put your gun down!

- How do I know

you won't kill me?

- Because if we wanted you

dead, you'd already be dead.

You need to put

your gun down now.

We will shoot.

You're not giving us a choice.

Put your gun down now!

- Oh, God!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry!

I'm sorry, I thought

you were trying to kill me.

I'm sorry.

- Safety was on.


- Our two vics are Luis Tores

and Benji Rodriguez.

Our girl is Gloria Romero,

she's Benji's girlfriend.

Took some persuading,

but she's confirmed that

they're Latin Players.

- She see anything?

- No, she said she was hanging

out with her friends.

She went on a cigarette run,

she came back,

so she ran and hid.

she heard the shots,

She said she heard

a male voice say,

"This is for Smokey."

- All right, so Darius is

looking at revenge for Smokey.

Is that what we're thinking?

- Makes sense.

You kill one of mine,

I kill two of yours.

- All right, well,

somebody had to see something.

The shooter didn't

just fall from the sky.

Let's dig in.

Find witnesses,

surveillance cameras.

- Sergeant?

- Sir?

- Is it true

their throats were slit?

Darius Walker's crew?

- Yeah, it sure seems that way.

- You know, a gang war

is not exactly an ideal way

to kick off one's tenure

as Interim Superintendent.

- Especially if you want that

interim tag removed one day.

- I just want to do what's best

for the people of this city.

- Enough said.

- Keep me posted, Sergeant.

- I was just trying to help.

- I know.

- He's out here selling product

in front of children

and parents.

You know?

It's why I restrained him,

I called patrol.

- You punched him in the face

and threw him on the ground.

- Hold on,

he swung at me first.

- You're off the job, Adam.

You don't have the authority.

- Sarge, I mean,

he's out here

just slinging crack

in the broad daylight.

- It doesn't matter.

- What do you mean

it doesn't matter?

Of course it matters.

- You can't get involved

in things like this, Adam.

Not anymore, not until

your stuff gets resolved.

- I was just trying to help.

I mean...

- Have you been drinking?

- No.

I'm fine.

- Okay.

Come on.

- How did it go out there?

- Pretty damn good.

I found a witness

who lives nearby.

She saw a young black male.

Skinny, 5'10, running

from the back of the building,

and she said she'll do an ID

once we have

an offender in custody.

- Okay, good.

What about you two?

- Well, we got some video.

Uh, this is from an

auto part shop down the street

from the abandoned building.

We got a blue Ford Taurus,

pulls up.

It's got a--a dent

in the side panel.

Now it idles in front

of the building,

and then the shots go

off at 3:29.

It just takes off.

did you run that plate?

- All right,

- Yeah, it's a dummy.

It came back empty.

- So if the car was idling

when the shots were fired...

- It means the driver's

not the shooter.

- Could be the getaway driver.

- All right, so let's find

that blue Taurus, fast.

Talk to Kevin.

Get him up to speed.

- Hank?

- Yeah.

- Can I talk to you?

- Yeah, what's up?

- I just talked to Adam,

and I'm worried.

- I'm working on it.

- Work harder.

As tough as he is,

he is not gonna last a month

on the inside.

- Listen, if you're telling me

there's nothing

you need me to do,

I'll leave it alone.

But dawg, if there's something

I can do

back on track--

to keep this deal

- Bro, it's dead.

Just leave it alone.

- Okay, I'm just making sure.

Who's the kid?

- Name's Jerald.

Darius helps him out.

- Okay.

Pretty sure Jerald

helps out Darius too.

- That don't concern you, bro.

Ain't nothing for free.

- What you mean it don't?

Come on, man, I'm trying

to do business with y'all.

Obviously, he prefers working

with fifth graders.

- Yeah, he just left the bar.

We'll track him.

to do this, man?

- So how long we got

- Until I say stop.

- No, no, this ain't right,

and you ain't my boss.

- Not here, man.

What are you--

- I'm sick of all

this damn lying.

- You're gonna be sick of being

dead if you don't shut up.

until the job is done, Peanut.

You're doing this


- All right, yeah, it's my bad.

- Is it mine?


- The more we dig into

our bartender, Nina Rodriguez,

the less we know.

Plates are fictitious, no DL,

no criminal info.

- We know she rented

a studio apartment

three months ago,

and is paying cash for it.

- So it could be tips.

It could also be drug money.

- Well, what do you think, Kev?

Is she part of Walker's

drug crew?

- I'm not sure,

but it's possible.

- The real question is,

is she the shooter,

the getaway driver, or is

someone just using her car?

- Hey.

Let's find out.

Put some pressure on her.

See if you can catch

her dirty in a drug deal,

Get her to flip on Walker.

You talked to the ASA?

- Yeah.

Got a second?

- Come on.

All right, I talked to Heller.

He worked a little magic.

Prosecutor is willing

to cut you a deal.

12 months, you do six.

- If I roll the dice at trial?

three to five.

- You lose, you're looking at

- Well, maybe I'll win?

Lawyer says it's 50-50.

- Yeah, well, your lawyer

doesn't have to do the time

if he's wrong.

- Yeah, but...

what happens when I'm out?

My career's over,

I've got to find a new job?

All I know is being

in the police, Sarge.

It's who I am.

It's, like, all I got.

- Then we fight it.

- Look at you.

Just the person

I wanted to see.

I've got a little

opportunity for you.

- Yeah, what kind

of an opportunity?

- The kind that gets you more

of those gold necklaces

you like.

One of my guys sells premium H,

and he's gonna give me 10%

of everything I bring in.

I figure with your line of work

and place of business,

you might know some people

other than Darius.

I took a run at him.

He ain't going.

- What's my end?

- 5%.

- And what kind of weight

are we talking about?

- I'm talking about four bricks

at a time at 50 a pop.

a five-stack tax

You smack them with

on your back end

that's 20 grand total.

10,000 apiece,

me and you.

- Man, you sure

know your stuff.

- Well, I'm trying

to make this money, Nina.

You down or not?

- I'll make some calls.


- Let me holla at you.

- What up, what up?

- Sup?

This is my boy, Trey.

- What's up, Trey?

- Nothing much.

I understand y'all got

some candy you want to shift.

- How much can you handle?

- Two pieces of taffy.

Maybe three.

Nina say you got

some pure stuff.

- Mm-hmm.

- You tight south

of the border?

- Juarez.

- How about 100 for three?

- I thought you said

this guy was serious.

- And I thought

I said 50 a pop.

- All right, how about this?

My boy gives you

100 grand right now.

Okay, that's for two.

You front him the other brick,

for trust and all.

If the product's as good

as you say it is,

I mean, we're in business

for a long time.

- Makes sense.

- All right.

Where and when?

We're on the move

for the dope.

- Copy that.

You're covered in back.

Hailey, you set?

- Yup, set.

- You wanna test it?

- Nah.

You say it's pure.

It's pure.

It's about trust, right?

- Oh, they're coming.


look like altar boys.

Oh, these two don't

Jay, we got two bogeys

maybe coming your way.

Sarge, you get that?

- Yeah, keep an eye.

Jay, stay focused.

- What's wrong?

What's wrong is

I don't see any money.

- Calm down, bro.

I've got it right here.

- Gun!

- Jay, two armed offenders

coming your way!

- Hands up! Chicago PD!

Put your guns down!

- Police!

- Put your hands down!


- Get down!

- Put it down!

- Put your hands up!

- Hands up now!

- I'm a cop!

- We're cops, not--

- Drop your weapon!

- We're police!

- Hey, everybody shut up!

Shut up!

- Chill!

Just chill!

I'm a cop!

- Let me see some ID

and badges.

My button's in my pocket.

I'm Raul Acosta,

assigned to Squad E66,

long-term investigations.

My Commander is Marty Belmont.

- It's legit.

- Lower your weapon.


- Thank God it's not like

the old days.

Shoot first, ask later.

- How long you've been working

these guys?

- We've been up on Walker

for about three months now.

- You have anymore

undercovers working?

- Just our rookie.

- They plucked me straight out

of the Academy.

- Who's they?

- OCD Deputy Chief Morales.

Didn't think he knew I existed.

- Wait, hold up.

So the blue dented Taurus

outside the murder scene,

what were you doing?

- Walker mentioned the address.

I was checking it out, trying

to take down some plates.

Next thing you know,

I hear gunshots.

- So you take off

not to blow your cover.

- Mm-hmm.

- Okay.

- What's your real name?

- Vanessa.

Vanessa Rojas.


- Kevin Atwater.

Nice to meet you.

- You too.

So now what?

- All right, I just brought

the deputy chief up to speed.

Per his orders,

we are joining forces.

Walker remains

the priority target.

All right, Vanessa,

you've got the best

relationship with this guy.

Anything you can tell us about

this recent double homicide?

- No, all I heard was him

mention the address.

That's it.

- What about where he does

most of his business?

Can you plant a wire

in that back office?

- Too dangerous.

- I can do it.

- Remember what I told you.

- I know.

Being a hero will get

you fired or get you dead.

I promise.

But this is easy,

- All right.

- Nina, I'm running late.

You got this?

- Yeah, I'm good.

- Good.

- Where you going?

- House warming party

for my cousin.

his first house,

I just helped him buy

and the man is so happy,

he won't stop crying.

- Scotty, I'm gonna go grab

some stuff in the back.

All right, I'm in.

- Copy that.

All clear.

- Rojas, get out of there.

Walker's coming back.

- Hey.

- What the hell

are you doing in here?

- We ran out of cognac.

Well, the good stuff, actually.

Had to raid your private stash.

You can check the bar

if you don't believe me.

- I'll do that.

- Your spare key.

How'd you get in?

You told me about it, remember?

Yo, I was just trying to help,

but if you don't want me

in here, that's fine by me.

- I don't.

- I won't come in here,

whether or not you invite me.

Want me to leave the cognac?

Leave the key.

- Take the cognac.

- Rojas did a nice job.

- Yeah, she's quick on

her feet and--

- Boss, we intercepted a lot

of chatter on Walker's wire.

We're going through it all now.

Good news,

we found his heroin supplier,

a guy named Mateo Garcia.

- Garcia from

the Latin Players?

Walker's supposed to be

at war with them.

- Sounds like they made peace.

- Well, Garcia's insisting

on meeting Walker in person

as a sign of good faith.

- Okay, we got

a time and place?

I'm not sure where yet.

- Yeah, today at 5:00.

There's a lot of code

and a lot of addresses.

They mentioned Ashburn,

but more recently,

he's been talking about

his bakery on 21st street.

- All right,

let's sit on the bakery.

- Okay.

- We wait for Garcia to arrive,

observe the exchange,

and arrest everyone in sight.

- All quiet.

- All clear in the back alley.

- Sarge, maybe they're doing

the meet in Ashburn.

- Standby.

Let's wait it out.

- It's Jerald.

- The hell?

The kid Walker's

doing business with.

- Yeah.

I've seen him around.

- Sarge, we've got an employee

that just walked out

of the bakery.

He gave Jerald a bag.

Could be the place.

- He's getting on his bike.

- All right, stay with him.

See if he rolls

towards Ashburn.

- All right,

pull up right here.

He just went down Clarke.

I've got to get him on foot.

Chicago PD!

- Please don't shoot.

Please don't shoot.

Sir, I--I was

just bringing some muffins

to Mr. Marley here.

He's a part of the program.

- Program?

What program

are you talking about?

- Mr. Walker's food bank.

They give all the food that

they don't use to the poor.

- Stand down.

Throw me your wallet.

University of Chicago.

- Yeah.

I just started school

last month.

- What the hell are you doing

with Darius Walker?

- He--he helps me out.

He pays my tuition.

Bought my books too.

- Hands down.

I'm sorry.


Sarge, we followed the kid.

He did not have drugs

or cash on him.

We've got to go

to the Ashburn location.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah.

- Okay, head over there now.

- Deal's going down on Ashburn.

Let's move.

- All right, Jay, we're

pulling up on 19th street.

Looks quiet around here.

- Copy that.

Nothing yet.

- Over there in the alley.

- Hmm?

Yeah, we got eyes.

- Well, what do you see?

- We see Mateo Garcia

and Darius Walker.

- This looks like

they're negotiating right now.

I don't see

any product or cash.

- Just wait for the exchange.

- Copy that, Sarge.

Okay, Garcia just pulled out

a bag.

- That looks good.

I see product.

- Mm-hmm.

Come on, Darius.

That's quality stuff

right there.

Show him the money, huh?

- Bingo.

We've got a positive.

- Copy.

Jay, you guys take the lead.

Kevin, Vanessa,

cover the perimeter.

Let's go.

All right, let's get

these people out of here.

Excuse me.


- Kids, hey.

- Can you guys move back

the other way?

Just go to the other side.

It's okay.

- You two, leave the park.

Get out.


- Gun!


Get down!

- Down!

Everybody down!

- Get down!

- Run!

We've got a runner!

Get your hands up!

- All hands up!

- Get on the car!

On the car!

Drop your weapon right now!

- Don't move!

- On the car!

I've got Walker.

- Get against the wall!

- Do it!

- No!

You okay?

- Yeah.

- Vincent-21-Davis,

shots fired at the police.

- Copy that...

- Let's go.

- Stop the car!

Stop the car!

- Go, go!

- Hey!

- Get out of the car!

- Hey!

Hey, run! Run!

- Get out!

Hey, police!

- Police!

Stop the vehicle!

- Vanessa!


- Yeah, Darius Walker,

I'm the police.

You're staring down

pretty serious charges too.

- I've got some

really good lawyers.

- It doesn't really matter

how good your lawyers are.

We've got you dead to rights.

I think you know that.

Those murders,

that's a different story.

We're still investigating


so you've got

a little leverage.

two Latino kids died,

Tell me how those

and I can break you off

with a better deal.

- I've got nothing to do

with those murders.

- Come on, brother, do you

expect for me to believe--

- Don't call me brother.

And no I don't expect you

to believe a damn thing I say,

but I did not kill

those two boys.

- Tell me who did.


- Garcia took out

his own people?

- Damn right he did.

He wanted to make amends,

get back in business with me.

that you and I have to discuss

So that means the only thing

is this drug case.

- Mm-hmm.

Which is not murder.

But that's a serious case.

We're talking about

a lot of weight,

a lot of dollars,

enough to put a low life

like you away for a long time.

- You just don't get it,

do you?

- What don't I get?


- Whether I'm here or not,

users are still gonna use.

The only difference is they're

gonna be buying the product

from some 19-year-old punk

with too much to prove.

Some badass half a gangbanger

willing to shoot up

a city block

over a Twitter dispute

or a spat with some fatass girl

in tight jeans.

But the biggest difference

between me

and the person

who is about to replace me

is that I reinvest my profits

in the community

and the people.

- So you're the Robin Hood

for black folk, huh?

- No.

No, Robin Hood

stole from the rich,

gave to the poor.

Hypothetically speaking,

I take from the weak

and give to the strong

so they can get even stronger.

Let's be honest, brother.

Some folks out there

ain't got no chance.

They're weak, uninspired.

All they think about

is getting high.

So I sell them

what they want, heroin.

With that money, I invest

in brothers and sisters

who got game,

who got smarts,

who are willing to put

in the time

and the effort to make

something of themselves.


Like it or not,

that's the only way black folks

are gonna get

out of these streets.

It ain't pretty,

it ain't fashionable

to say out loud,

but it's the truth.

And I know none of y'all

in blue want to believe this...

But Darius Walker

is good for Chicago.

Ballistics came back

on the gun

found in Garcia's car.

Striations match the bullets

that killed

the two Latin Players.

Okay, so Darius

was telling the truth.

- Yeah, well, we still got

a solid drug trafficking case

on this guy.

- True, but Sarge

just think about it.

I mean, we get rid

of Darius Walker.

- Right.

- Whoever else takes his place

isn't going to be

as disciplined,

not as intelligent,

sure as hell ain't gonna

give a damn

about the black community

the way he does.

- And here I thought

you didn't like this guy.

- I can't stand his ass, but...

As crazy as it sounds,

he does make the city safer.

maybe we are better off

- Yeah,

with this guy on the street.

- That is a hell of

a proposition, Sergeant.

You really think you can

persuade Darius Walker

to play ball?

- Well, he's a businessman.

- Mm-hmm.

- I think he'll realize

that helping the police

arrest his competitors

is a hell of a lot better

than doing ten years in prison

for drug trafficking.

- Big risk cutting a deal

with somebody like that.

If word gets out...

- It won't.

big arrests,

Look, you want big results,

you've got to take big swings.

Now Walker will be logged in

as a reliable

cooperating defendant.

I'll be his personal handler.

I mean, your only role here

is to ring the bell,

and talk about all

the high profile arrests

police department is making.

your new and improved

I mean,

if things go as planned...

That interim tag will

be removed before Halloween.

- All right.

I want plausible deniability

on this across the board, okay?

- I do have a favor to ask.

Actually, it's...

It's more like a condition.

- When things are

too good to be true, huh?

- Yeah, well,

it's a good rule of thumb

in this town, anyway.

- What is it?

What do you want?

- Hey, man.

- Hey.

What's going on?

Is everything all right?

- Yeah, we're good.

Here you go.

- I don't understand.

What's--what's going on?

- ASA is dismissing

the charges.

Insufficient evidence.

You're good.

What'd you do?

- All that matters

is it's done.

- Thank you, Sarge.

- Yeah.

- I owe you.

- Yeah.

- I owe you everything.

- All right.

- I'll see you in the morning.

- Yes, sir.