Chicago P.D. (2014) s06e10 Episode Script

Brotherhood

1 Police! Freeze! I wasn't at that drug house to do a buy bust.
I was there to score oxy for me.
I'm gonna help get you through this.
[PHONE RINGING] Hey, put her on the phone! What's going on? I think someone just kidnapped my daughter.
It's Daddy, it's Daddy.
I'm here.
- Eva, can you hear me? - What are you doing here? Just give me five minutes with him.
She 18 yet? She was good.
[BOTH GRUNTING] What the hell are we gonna do? Hey, look at me.
Be honest, when was the last time you used? Today.
Just a few hours ago.
All right.
Antonio, listen.
We gotta get you out of here.
Take your gun.
Take your gun.
Okay.
Now give me your phone and go.
It's all right.
I got this.
Now go.
It's okay.
- Go.
- Yeah.
All right, put this in your car.
- All right.
- The phone comes up, you say Antonio left it there at the beginning of the tour.
Copy that.
You arrive on scene.
You came around that corner, through that door.
You witnessed me and the offender - engaged in a physical altercation.
- No, hold on.
Hold on.
- Then you witnessed Rizzo - No, no, no, no, no.
You witnessed Rizzo go over the wall.
No, no, no.
Boss, no.
Hey.
You run downstairs.
You attempt to administer aid.
No, no.
I won't let you - take the fall for this.
- He's unresponsive.
You determined he was dead on impact.
No.
You're not doing that.
You can't take it.
The phone.
Then body.
- Then attempt to help him.
- They will bury you.
Okay? There is no way that the department We are not having a discussion.
Adam.
I need to know right now, are you with me? - Of course I'm with you.
- Then you need to go.
Now.
Go! [DISTANT SIRENS WAILING] [TENSE MUSIC] - Sarge, you good? - Yeah.
Call came in over the zone, Intelligence in pursuit.
You boys need a transport vehicle? It's over.
The offender and I got into an altercation.
He tried to disarm me.
He didn't make it, so, uh Do us a favor.
Roll the crime lab.
I need to talk to IR about an officer-involved death.
Thank you.
Sarge.
What's going on? Officer-involved death.
Rizzo? You all should probably get back to the district.
Ruzek was involved? - Where's Antonio? - I called him off.
I thought he was on his way here.
He wasn't here.
All right, you can all head back to the district.
I don't want any of you logged in on the crime scene.
You understand? Hailey, come on.
Come on.
You been through one of these before? Yes, sir, unfortunately, I have, yeah.
I'll just remind you that as IRT, we're here to investigate the behavior of the offender.
You understand? You're not on trial.
I understand.
Can you tell me in simple terms what happened? I was in hot pursuit of the offender.
As I closed in I announced my office several times.
I ordered him to stop.
He did not.
He was non-compliant.
He was violent.
He lunged for me.
For my weapon.
And, in fearing for my life, I had no choice but to defend myself.
He wasn't armed? No, sir.
It was a physical altercation.
But weapon or no, I did believe my life was at risk.
You and your sergeant were the only ones on the scene? - Yes, sir.
- Are you injured? - I need a verbal yes or no.
- No, I'm not injured.
No.
Okay then.
Let's get some pictures.
You gotta piss and blow, and then, hopefully, if everything checks out, that's the last you'll have to see me.
Copy that.
But remember.
I'm the nice one, yeah? When you get to COPA, they'll investigate your behavior.
Be clear, be short, and be dead honest.
Yes, sir.
Thank you, sir.
All right.
Hey.
You gonna explain what's going on now? Where's Antonio? Antonio's taking some time off.
Time off? He was on his way there.
Antonio is gonna be taking some days with his family.
Ruzek is dealing with an officer-involved death investigation.
And that's the last this team will discuss it.
- Sarge, is he - You never have to explain something you didn't say or hear.
Is that understood? It is.
But I wanna know if Antonio's gonna be okay.
Yeah.
He will be.
He just just needs some time.
We all okay now? Uh, sorry to interrupt whatever this is.
There's been another carjacking downtown.
North Side, broad daylight.
This time the victim died.
She was 18.
Brennan's requesting you take this one.
All right, you heard her.
Let's go do our jobs.
Hey, Trudy, um we're down two today.
Ride with me to the scene? Yeah.
- Hey, Wigand.
- Hey, Sarge.
- Same MO? - Yeah, looks like it.
All the witnesses are saying that there were two carjackers, both of them masked and gloved.
It's just like the other four carjackings.
You know, they waited for her to step away from the vehicle and then charged.
You know, only this time She fought back.
We've got multiple witnesses.
They say the carjackers moved fast.
She reacted to the violence.
Okay, I'm gonna get forensics to set up a tarp.
Hey, uh, listen, I want you to get her hands bagged.
Hopefully you'll find some DNA under her fingernails.
Girl's parents been notified? Patrol's en route to her house.
I think you should take it.
Look, this thing's already gonna be all over the press.
Don't want some rookie cop confirming their kid's gone.
- Right.
- Thanks.
Put out an investigative alert on the stolen vehicle.
It was a Lexus F type.
Seems like the carjackers sped directly onto Lake Shore, probably hooked up with 94 or 55.
Talked to a witness who owns that shop.
Said there's security cameras that look directly at the scene.
Go check it out.
That's where we're headed.
Detectives? Camera feed relays to my laptop.
I'm sure it caught the whole thing as it happened.
Would have at least seen the girl.
She she was right outside and they just Ma'am, you don't have to watch the footage with us.
Thank you.
I'll just, uh be in the back.
All right.
Jesus.
You see that? Yeah.
They're coming from the L stop.
Whoever they are, they're smart.
They never look up at the camera once.
But they took the L train the whole way there.
We were able to trace them back to the Red Line and they hopped on at the 47th Street station.
Right.
They paid cash, so nothing to trace.
But I'm sending the footage to the CTA workers.
47th Street station.
That's Canaryville.
47th Street's, like, two blocks from my mom's house.
I got a real good CI there, Mark Rollins.
Guy I grew up with.
He's working off a home invasion case.
He's plugged in too.
Runs with Pat Kent's crew and if these carjackers are Canaryville locals, Kent'll know about it.
You know nobody in Canaryville's gonna willingly talk to us, so we do need an angle.
All right, so dig into the pattern.
Find the nexus between time and neighborhood.
And I want a detail posted on every L stop above Jackson.
And uniformed patrol sitting on 47th.
We don't let another one of these happen, - you understand? - Copy that.
I'm assuming it's not news to you IRT wants you on a short leash.
So you visit your CI with me.
All right.
Let's go.
You have no idea what you just did.
I mean, there could be witnesses.
Cameras.
They could have caught you on PODS.
Phone records could indicate Antonio was there.
- I know.
- There could be forensics.
- DNA evidence.
- Boss.
You're not getting out of the car yet.
All of that would be there - had you done what I did.
- And who the hell do you think you are? You don't protect me.
I protect you.
That's my job.
I'm the one who allowed Antonio to be there.
This is on me.
From this point on, you don't say another word about this, you get me? Yes, sir.
There's a single crack in this, this tips sideways, we're all on the hook.
Sarge, I did what I had to do.
I don't know what you want.
We buried Al six months ago.
This is not that.
Hey.
- Oh, hell, no.
- Mark.
I said I'm not working with I'm not doing it! - I'm not working with you, man.
- Nice to see you too.
May I remind you you still have a case you gotta work off.
Yeah, I've been working that off for the last ten months.
You got me snitching on the whole damn neighborhood.
You sent me those narco cops last month.
They were beat cops and they had one question for you.
They were idiots.
This is all, uh, legally personal legal Would you just calm down, all right? We're not here to search your stuff and shutting curtains and slamming doors in my face isn't gonna stop us if we were.
Sergeant Hank Voight.
You brought your boss? What, you don't want to work with me, either? Yeah, no.
No thanks.
Well, see, I think you do.
'Cause I'm the guy who can actually get your whole file cleared.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
And what do I have to do for you to do that? Inform on the carjacking crew working out of Canaryville.
What, are they boosting Saturn twin-cams on 42nd? I don't know any crews jacking cars.
Sorry.
That so? Yeah, that's literally what I just said.
Okay.
Well, you know anyone who might know? Pat Kent? You gotta be kidding me.
You inform on this one thing, you get Pat to give us something, and you're done.
All right? You're off the hook.
No more me, no more cops, nothing.
No.
No thanks.
Okay, well, consider your case still open.
I got a lot of friends who'd love to talk to you.
Okay.
Fine, fine, fine, fine.
What do you What do I gotta do? Just tell me.
What? You go in, you push Pat for info.
But be smart, subtle.
Don't push too hard.
This phone is your wire.
We'll be outside listening.
We'll also be hacked into their surveillance cam for eyes.
We can have a ghost in there for you.
Someone under, you won't even know they're there.
Something funny? If one of the two of you starts slinking around Canaryville, there's no way in hell no one notices.
But I have a second idea.
Um, I don't even use a wire.
Right, yeah, so I just I go in and I talk to a couple people.
I'll get you a little info and you know, we'd all be real happy.
No, see, I talked to Adam.
And he said he's known you for, like, a long time.
And you're getting a wire.
That's cute.
Uh, this is up and running, so I'm gonna let everybody know.
- All right.
- Cool.
How do you know Adam? We, uh we grew up around the block.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Took different paths, huh? No.
No, not really.
You know it's only in Chicago a kid like Adam can grow up and become a cop.
Do you - have time for coffee, or - Move.
Are you really okay with all this? With what? With not knowing why Ruzek's staring down the barrel of an OID? I don't know if I'm okay with any of it.
But I think the best way to protect everyone is to not talk about it.
- Hey there, Mark.
- Mark's here.
We're up.
Hey.
You know we got police heat all up on 47th? What the hell are you talking about? The two cops in full uniform sitting at the stop like their asses are on fire.
What the hell is he doing? - Yeah.
- No idea.
They're, like, a lick away from pulling a stop and frisk.
Who the hell's bringing the heat? I don't know.
Someone should probably find out.
Yeah.
You going to Becker's tonight? Valerie said she's only going if you go.
You want me to talk to someone? No.
It's good.
Pricks apparently been out there for, like, 12 hours.
Jesus.
We gotta be ready to pull this guy.
I know they're gonna get bored.
Start pulling their weight with pat downs.
No one's gonna wanna go in with possession It's fine.
I'll talk to Billy.
- Billy? - Billy's been clearing? - Clearing.
Chop shop.
- Yeah.
Did I not just say it was good? Question.
How the hell are you okay with the fact that the girl you want to screw will only go to this house party if I'm there? [ALL LAUGHING] She only likes you there as a buffer, all right? I think she wants me there 'cause she likes me, Coop.
She said she wouldn't even kiss him 'cause it might ruin their friendship.
He's known her for three days, what friendship? Ah, man.
Wasn't quite what we talked about.
Yeah, are we done? This Billy's place, is that Billy Cowan? Owns an auto repair on 45th? Guessing that's an off-the-books chop shop? Crack team.
I'll take that as a confirmation.
Your COH.
That was a dumb-ass way to press for info.
No it wasn't.
Not when everyone in there knows you've got their back.
Yo, are you Billy Cowan? That's me.
How can I help you? Right here, buddy.
I gotta say, Billy, you do not look surprised to see us.
He doesn't look surprised, does he? Yeah, well, that's because he knows we're not gonna cause a scene.
Unless he doesn't want to talk to us.
- Not sure how I can help you.
- Oh.
Well, I think we all know that there's a few ways this can go down.
We can search the shop, talk to people, get loud, tear this place up piece by piece, or Or you can give us something better.
Trade up.
Name of the game, Billy.
Who's dropping off the luxury cars you're chopping, Billy? I don't run that kind of shop.
Oh, okay.
5021 Eddie, we're gonna need an assist on executing a search warrant, 1432 West 45h Look, I don't know any names, all right? Yeah, no names? Okay.
What's that? I don't ask people for their names.
Billy.
You're trying my patience here.
She's gonna need a name, man.
All right.
All right, okay? He drops off the cars.
I give him the cash same night and clear them out.
I ain't got any of them here.
He? I really don't know his name.
But I'm not a damn idiot.
I got contingencies for if something happens.
Of course you do.
Our friend Billy installed his own camera.
Said this is the guy right here that comes in and drops the cars off.
Comes in alone, drops 'em, and Billy pays him cash same day.
Billy didn't know his ID, license plate, any identifying markers, so.
- That's the best shot we got.
- Yeah.
All right, so we do it the old-fashioned way.
Farm it off.
Every beat cop, CTA worker, get every gang and tact unit across the city.
If someone knows this guy, that picture's gonna be enough to spark it.
- Hey, you can run it past Mark.
- All right.
He should be around here.
Hey.
Hank, this is Detective Tim Powell.
- Hank.
- Powell.
Are you Officer Adam Ruzek? I'm with IRT.
I'm taking over your officer-involved death.
Why the change in lead? Let's talk downstairs.
Yes, sir.
We did full forensics at the crime scene.
Found some blood on the wall.
Huh.
Well as I stated at the scene, there was a hell of an altercation.
So it's possible Rizzo was injured before he went over the wall.
Blood wasn't Rizzo's.
Unidentified profile.
Huh.
Just as a reminder, you said at the scene that you were not injured.
Photographs we took confirm that.
No, I didn't believe so, but, you know.
It's possible.
Okay.
So you have no idea who could have left the fresh blood at the scene? No, sir.
All right.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- You are gonna talk to me.
- No, I'm not.
You have to stay out of it.
Please.
I don't care what we're supposed to do.
What Voight told you.
You have to tell me what's going on right now.
And don't give me some of this police loyalty, - blue line brotherhood - Stop.
Stop.
You think those are things I just believe in theory? These are just nice words I toss around? Adam.
Please tell me you didn't do what I think you did.
Are you insane? There are a thousand ways this goes wrong.
A thousand ways you end up on the wrong end of this.
If IRT came to question you, that means there's discrepancies in your story.
You are risking your career.
- Jail time.
- I know.
Your life.
For what? Some half-assed notion of loyalty? It is not a notion.
It's Antonio.
It's Voight.
It's our unit.
It's our unit and I'm gonna protect it every time.
Every time.
That's who I am.
- Why do you have a problem with that? - I don't have a problem with that.
I have a problem with something happening to you.
No, you have a problem with my damn ethics, Hailey.
You always have had a problem with that and I'm not gonna talk about policing with you again Listen! This has nothing to do with police loyalty.
It has to do with you.
I care about you.
I care about you, and I I could hear you guys in the stairwell.
What the hell are you doing? Nothing.
It's fine.
Sorry.
You cannot be having this conversation here.
And we're supposed to be out securing an ID.
[DOOR CLOSES] [SOMBER MUSIC] [DOOR OPENS] [SIGHS] I thought we were done with this.
I'm not in the mood today, all right? I just need you to look at a picture.
You know this guy? [SIGHS] No, I've never seen him.
You've never seen him.
That's the truth? Yeah.
Sorry.
I don't know who that is.
You're such a bad liar.
No, no, no.
Sit down.
- You can't force me to - I can if I don't believe you.
Who the hell is he? Look, I get you don't want to be here.
I get you don't want to be doing this.
This is the last time, I swear.
You can't play by the Canaryville code on this one, Mark.
All right? This crew? They beat a woman and then they shot her twice.
And they left her dead on the side of the road.
She was 18 years old.
So whatever you got for this guy, I don't think it's got anything on her.
I thought he was a good guy.
He's not a good guy.
Yeah, well, I don't know him that well.
I don't even know his name.
I just I've seen him around.
He, uh, he's from out of town.
Indiana, I think.
Do you know where he's staying? Some vacants off Pershing.
That helps.
Hey.
Thank you.
Hey.
- Anything? - No.
Everyone's saying they've never seen him before.
Uh, I'm gonna take the last four houses.
Why don't you meet up with Atwater and Burgess? They're still working Peoria Street.
We should expand the area.
2113 squad, we have an on-view carjacking.
Hailey! Turn up your radio! Go, 2113.
Two armed, masked offenders.
Vehicle is heading westbound on Harrison.
2113, that's our patrol detail.
65 George Ida eight Charlie.
We're in pursuit, victim is in the car.
Repeat, offenders have taken the victim with them.
[TIRES SQUEALING] Burgess, we got a carjacking in progress right now.
Turn on your city-wide.
We're responding.
Copy that.
Westbound from Harrison, in pursuit approaching California.
5021 Henry, we're plainclothes officers joining the chase.
Westbound from Jackson.
Copy, 5021 Henry, 1023.
2113, you have the air.
Adam! 1133 squad, we've got two units on California.
Mercedes approaching.
[TIRES SQUEALING] - Where are you going? - Mercedes now westbound.
I got him.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] Hailey.
- You good? - Go.
[TIRES SQUEALING] [TIRES SCREECHING] [GUNFIRE] On my door.
5021 Ida, we got shots fired at the police.
[EXCHANGING GUNFIRE] We got him pinned down in an alley off of Jackson and South Peoria.
Agh! One down! One's on the move! Let's go! If there's anyone in the car, open the doors, keep your hands where I can see them.
Help me! Ma'am, is there anyone else in there? No! Help! All right.
Come with me.
You're okay.
All right.
Come here.
Get behind me.
Just hold onto me, we're gonna back towards my vehicle, okay? You'll stay behind me.
You're okay.
It's all over.
She's all right? She took a hell of a beating, but she'll be all right.
Patrol detail rolled up on the carjacking in progress.
Carjackers just pushed her inside.
The offender Upton shot and killed.
He had an ID on him.
John Crawford.
He's a match for the chop shop photo.
He lives in Canaryville.
Hold on.
- He's local? - Yeah, born and raised.
His name pops in the CHRIS system right alongside Mark's.
You gotta be kidding me.
Mark lied to me.
Just go bring him in.
All right, tell me we got a bead on this second carjacker.
It's in the wind.
We're tapping PODS.
Flooding the zone.
And notify air one.
Have patrol start knocking on doors.
This guy ran somewhere.
Let's find him.
All right.
[SOFT MUSIC] Hey.
You okay? Yeah.
Go okay with the shooting team? Yeah.
You can't let him do this.
Not after what happened to Olinsky.
I would stop right there.
Whatever this is.
The anger at me.
Difference of opinion.
Emotion getting the best of you for a guy you're dating.
I would stop.
And walk right back out that door.
It's all those things.
And trust me, I don't want to be here.
I don't want to be risking my career for a guy I'm dating.
But here I am.
He has my loyalty, and I don't know how to help him.
So I'm asking you.
Hailey, I'm doing everything I possibly can to help him.
Everything, but But at the end of the day, it's gonna be his decision.
Not mine.
Not yours.
Ah.
Okay.
All right, all right thank you.
Why in the hell would you lie to me? I don't know what you're talking about.
Mark, a woman just got her face beat in because of your sorry ass.
I just told you, I don't know what the hell - you're talking about! - You don't get to play that! - Not today! - Hey, hey, hey! Hey.
Sit down, Mark.
Sit down.
Thank you.
That's John's phone.
We pulled it off his body at the scene we just responded to.
The last person who called him? You.
So you wanna try again? No.
- I'm done now.
- Oh, you're done? Did you not hear what I just said? Mark, you don't understand what's going on here.
You're gonna get charged unless you talk to us.
Tell us everything that's going on.
You're gonna get charged.
You're gonna get charged with your case.
You're gonna get charged with obstruction of justice.
All of it.
Mm, no, I'm done.
Mark, that's hard time.
I'm not talking to you anymore.
Hank.
- Can I see you a minute? - Yeah.
We've known each other a long time, you and me.
All right? I'm done talking to you.
Thank you for doing this.
We don't have to go through all that.
Trudy asked me to take over the case.
I'd do anything for her.
But I have no clear answer for you.
There's no surveillance footage.
No PODS.
We've yet to scrum up a single witness.
And the blood on the scene's gonna be a problem.
COPA's first move will be to file a search warrant for Ruzek's blood.
I know.
And it's not gonna match.
From there it's how far COPA wants to dig in.
Listen.
File's still open.
I'm on lead.
I'd be willing to make some changes.
You and Adam come in, we sit down, we rework the case, the evidence.
You both tell me the truth.
We get a new story on the books.
I'll talk to Adam.
Thank you.
Once COPA gets this, it's out of my hands.
This is the very best I'm gonna be able to do for you.
Appreciate it.
Thanks, Tim.
This guy can really do that? Yeah.
And you're gonna do it.
- It's not that simple.
- Yeah, it is.
Yeah, it is.
Adam, you go to COPA, I mean, things could go way wrong.
It's an election year.
COPA ain't gonna be taking it easy on police.
Just walk it back now.
Say it was me.
- Of course.
- Rizzo reached for your gun.
Listen to me.
I intervened, we got into a physical altercation.
He went over.
Just put me on the hook.
If I do that, then you're standing right where I am.
Antonio's still at risk of losing his job.
And you're at risk of losing yours.
And if you go down, Boss, the entire The entire unit goes down.
I can handle this.
How? How could you handle it? Adam, if if you go to COPA, I can't guarantee I can protect you if things go bad.
There's a price to pay for this kind of loyalty.
You and I both know that.
I'm asking you to take my help now.
Adam.
I mean, kid, I'm I'm I'm begging you.
[SOMBER MUSIC] Mark still ain't talking.
Transit team is up, but investigative alerts haven't popped anything yet.
Not much to go on without a concrete description or ID.
All right, so look into every carjacking within a two-mile radius from where he ran.
Let's talk to mass transit again too.
Mark didn't just call John.
He made another call a minute later.
To his brother.
This is Tommy Rollins, Mark's older brother.
He's been in and out of prison and in and out of Chicago for the last decade.
His last known address was in Gary, but I looked into his financials.
He used two ATMs in Canaryville last week.
So he's here.
Tommy grew up six blocks away from John.
Same elementary school.
You get this intel off the street? Yeah.
I called two contacts.
I gave 'em one name, they both filled in the other.
Tommy and John run together.
They always have.
So Mark saw John's picture.
Figured his brother was probably involved.
He called Tommy to warn him.
All right, I'll get an emergency ping and expedited warrant.
- Let's gear up.
- Yeah.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC] What's going on? Ma'am, get back in the apartment.
Close the door.
Chicago PD! Tommy, stop! Hey! Tommy! [BOTH GRUNTING] Stop it or I'll shoot you in the back of the head! Little Adam Ruzek all grown up, trying to be just like his daddy.
Long time no see, Tommy.
Get on the ground.
I'm not going anywhere.
Get on the ground.
Stop moving, Tommy.
You think I won't shoot you? - You don't got the balls.
- You want to play with me? Do it.
Get.
On.
The ground.
Adam.
Put your hands on your head.
Now get on your knees.
You'll always be a punk.
[GRUNTING] Put your hands behind your back.
Look what I found.
You gonna take a shot at me, Tommy? Huh? Pull a gun on me? I don't get this.
Yeah, well, I don't got to talk to you, man.
There's no way that you could have possibly thought that we weren't gonna catch on.
Do you even talk to your brother? That doesn't matter.
I mean, Mark, he's been in jail more than he's been out, man.
What are you asking me, Adam? Pretty easy to forget where you came from, huh? I wasn't gonna be the one to bury him.
These guys are here to take you to County.
You're gonna be charged with your original case and obstruction of justice.
Sorry, man.
There's nothing I could really do.
I get it.
Get up.
Hey.
Hey.
I didn't think I didn't think this was gonna turn into anything.
It sorta caught me off guard.
I should have told you.
I'm sorry.
I get it.
And you didn't have to tell me anything.
We're good.
And we're always gonna be good.
Sorry to come over like this and pull you out of bed.
This is all very domestic.
I don't think I've ever been here before.
- Do you want a tour? - No.
No, I just wanted to ask you a question.
Yeah.
You remember my first day in Intelligence? Al brought me in.
You were the first person he introduced me to.
- Then Voight.
- I remember.
Well, I've always trusted you.
And That's not really a question, Adam.
Your buddy Powell.
He's all right? You can believe what he's telling you.
So I say that Rizzo went for my gun, Voight got into an altercation with him, defended himself, Rizzo goes out the window.
Are you telling me that's the actual truth? I'm just asking what that truth would do.
Uh I think COPA would file a search warrant for Voight's blood to match with the profile on scene.
I think it wouldn't match.
And I think, given Voight's reputation, uh, COPA would dig in with absolutely everything they had.
Hmm.
But I also think Voight's Voight.
And, um, chances are, he could find a way to survive it.
To protect all of you.
That's who he is.
Yeah.
That first day, driving into the district I asked Al, you know, there was like, I don't know, two dozen rookies in the Academy.
So why'd he pick me? Oh, did he even answer you? Yeah, he did.
He he told me he knew.
That I was already his police.
[SIGHS] [SOFT MUSIC] We're here to investigate your behavior in the incident that occurred December 5th, 2018.
Specifically any use of excessive force, police misconduct, or any unlawful denial, deception, or falsehood in your account.
Is that understood? Yes, sir.
All right, we'll start by reading aloud your statement given at the scene to IRT.
"I was in hot pursuit of the offender.
"Closed in on him.
"While chasing, I announced my office several times.
"Ordered him to stop.
"He didn't.
"He was violent.
Non-compliant.
"He lunged for me.
For my weapon.
"In fear of my life, I had no choice but to defend myself.
" Officer Ruzek.
Can you attest to the validity of that statement? That's accurate, yes.