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Boston's Finest # 2 - The City They Call Home

Aired August 31, 2013 - 23:59   ET





UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We got conformation on our side.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're on target.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, hey, I got the backdoor. Come on in!



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So, are you going to work tonight?


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's your day off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I know, we got bills.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some people say the glass is half full.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Like the other night when I told you when you went four hours without texting me back. You know I really worry about you until something like that happens because mommy doesn't get worried about you until you don't respond.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When I go to work every day, my goal is just to get home safe to my family and make sure that my brothers, they get home safe to their families, as well.

NARRATOR: This is how workdays start with Greg McCormick. At 4:00 p.m. in Dorchester section of Boston, when he reports for duty along with his partner Myles Lawton on the night shift of the Boston Police Department's Gang Unit. The Gang Unit knows the risks every time they head out into the neighborhoods they patrol but these cops think the darkest cities are worth saving and that they were born to do it.

MYLES LAWTON, OFFICER, NIGHT GANG UNIT: Originally grew up in Hyde Park. My father was a police officer, so I always knew I was going to -- I always knew I wanted to become a cop.

NARRATOR: The Gang Unit officers wear plain clothes to blend in and unmarked cars patrol no pairs. Tonight, Terrique Chambers drives just behind McCormick and Lawton.

TERRIQUE CHAMBERS, OFFICER, NIGHT GANG UNIT: I think our shift is the most unpredictable shift because if you're a gang member whose conducting any kind of criminal activity, you're probably going to do it between the hours of 4:00 to midnight.

NARRATOR: And whether it's the head, school being out or just the regular pulse of crime, summer is always of the surge in the streets and a long, hot night still lies ahead.

JENNIFER PENTON, BOSTON PD: It's a beautiful day for fighting crime.


NARRATOR: Jennifer Penton and Pat Rogers have known each other for two years but recently became partners.

PENTON: Working with Pat is not work at all, being a police officer and doing it with my best friend and makes my job easier knowing I'm doing it with someone like him.

ROGERS: There you go, buddy.

What's going on, man? Got your license and registration on you? Your tint is too dark.

PENTON: Especially the back window is over the 32 percent, OK?

ROGERS: All right?

PENTON: The first night that Pat and I drove together, I may or may not have almost run over two cars that were in my blind spot, and then there may have been one or two other instances where I may or may not have blown out my tire or transmission. And so, he prefers to drive.

NARRATOR: They ride the streets of Hyde Park, streets Rogers knows as well as anyone.

ROGERS: These are probably one of the badder areas, I guess, we're going to.

PENTON: I don't think badder is not a word.

ROGER: I think badder --

PENTON: No, you mean, or worse.

ROGERS: What if I say the baddest?

PENTON: You're going to be baddest.


PENTON: Not badder.



PENTON: Yes. I like vehicle stops.

From Lexington Avenue in Hyde Park. Revoked.

Because I've learned that the weakest part of a criminal enter price is when they are in transportation. When they are selling drugs, you have to move to dealer to buyer. If you're going to go to a shooting, you have to get in a car. That's when you encounter the bad guys.

Hi. Good morning. You roll down that window and you roll down that window for my partner?

ROGERS: How are you doing? Do you got registration?

PENTON: So, it's challenging. It's not easy. We can't go out there and just say, I know you're a bad guy and yank them out of the car. That's not how it works.

ROGERS: Try to see what he has going on. Prior firearm.

PENTON: How much time?

ROGERS: Actually, a no guilty on it.

PENTON: What's the other case?

ROGERS: He has open larceny, B and E, O.G.

NARRATOR: An O.G., original gangster.

ROGERS: Yes, his license is good.

NARRATOR: But today, he's clean.

ROGERS: Accidents happen, maybe something on their end but get that squared away. All right? All right.

PENTON: OK. Thank you.

NARRATOR: During long shifts, the occasional side bet keeps things relaxed in between stops.

ROGERS: You don't think it's him? PENTON: Not that one.

ROGERS: We got to bet lunch? I haven't eaten lunch.

PENTON: Lunch.


PENTON: You might be right.

ROGERS: Oh, I might be right now?

PENTON: Can I change the terms?

ROGERS: To what? Coffee? What are you going to do?

PENTON: Dinner? My place.

NARRATOR: Later that night, the officers of the gang unit patrol the very streets they grew up on, knowing the best way to prevent crime is to stop it before it starts.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You've lived here --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't live here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Happy, got a smile on your face. Swagged up.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you see gang members in particular areas that they have beef with, it throws up all kind of red flags.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're all smiles like, huh? You trying to figure (EXPLETIVE DELETED) out, huh?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's about to do no such a thing. Go straight home, OK?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Taking a chance, though, man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Skirting the border.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Skirting the border, doing a little scouting.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Definitely doing recall.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't need your damn assistance. I don't need your (EXPLETIVE DELETED) assistance.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We got information earlier about this individual that may be in possession of a firearm, so we're just going to fly by and see if he's out. NARRATOR: The guy is a known member of the violent Bedford Avenue Gang. The cars head straight to a spot where he's been known to hang out and the hunch quickly pays off when they spot him in a pack of four.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They are running.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Foot chase to Eight Street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've got these guys.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get on the ground!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Every time I have an interaction with these guys --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Parker Street, get cars up here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- there is always a threat of something happening that's dangerous.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One is still running. Gone.





UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Find his cell phone.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, yes, you can see his footprints.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There is a pistol right here.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, it's a revolver.

NARRATOR: The officers captured three of the gang members they spotted and a fourth one ran into the night but not before firing a shot.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He ran that way. Definitely --

CHAMBERS: If someone shoots at me, a colleague, it definitely becomes that much more personal because you -- this is your family.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I thought it was about to go down, I'm like (EXPLETIVE DELETED).

LAWTON: Man. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I would have run through it.

GREG MCCORMICK, OFFICER, NIGHT GANG UNIT: Whether guys get away, it absolutely pains me.

NARRATOR: Three apprehensions is never a bad thing. But these cops don't forget when someone fires a gun at them and now tonight, it's about the one who got away.


NARRATOR: The unit returns to the precinct at daybreak to end their shift with the suspect who shot at them still at large.

Thanks to the cell phone he dropped not far from his gun, they have confirmed the man they are looking for is Dwayne Flonery (ph) known to everyone in the neighborhood as Mooky (ph).



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Victor K-11 got to finish night teams jobs.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We catch three out of the four, and identified the fourth.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They never got to finish it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If you guys didn't finish up the work, we would be behind --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, you got your fructose levels high --


MCCORMICK: We rag on them and they rag us about, you know, the kind of work we do at night.

ARAUJO: You guys would have caught them the first time.

MCCORMICK: It's all in good fun and competition, you know, that we push each other along.

MANNY CANUTO, OFFICER, DAY GANG UNIT: Day gang and night gang, there is always competition. Everyone wants to get that good arrest.

NARRATOR: Now like so many other times, the day shift gang unit will step in to continue the chase begun at night.

JOE TEAHAN, SERGEANT, GANG UNIT: We ready, guys? Photos? Looking for Dwayne Flonery. He's going to be charged with a possession of firearm. Some other miscellaneous charges on this. NARRATOR: The new charges are the latest audition to Mooky's long rap sheet. Now, he knows the cops are looking for him, which means he is desperate. And there is nothing more dangerous than a desperate criminal. The longer he's out there, the more violent a risk he becomes.

TEAHAN: We've got an address on the warrant down in Brockton. We're going to start down there. If you've got an easy take, take it. If you see him at the house, reach out to me, give me a call.

If you think you need to move before the rest of us come down there, do it, just be safe. Have your vest especially if you're go in a house, so, you know -- I mean, we all have done this a bunch of times, so I don't really have to tell you how to do it but just be smart. All right?

Everybody good? Anybody got any questions?


GREG DANKERS, OFFICER, FUGITIVE UNIT: Oh, boy. You got it. You did it. How do they feel?


DANKERS: They call this the tongue.

My name is Gregory Dankers and I work with the Boston Police fugitive unit. I have two boys, twin boys. They are 4 years old. I've been married 6 1/2 years.

Hey, what's up? Come on, talk to money.

My wife is also a Boston police officer. We met on the job.

I'll probably be leaving here in about five minutes. All right. I'm leaving here in 10 seconds. I didn't know that. All right, then I don't know what I'm talking to you. Bye.

Hey, guys, we're supposed to be there yesterday. Let's go.

My wife works the midnight shift, 11:45 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. I work 7:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

My mother lives with us, and so, we got a built in baby sitter.

Can I ask you a question? How come you got to be at school at a quarter to 9:00, not 9:00? I'm trouble. We're late. Wait a second, do you guys know how to tell time?


DANKERS: Oh, well, forget it then.

In the fugitive unit, we get to go after the worst of the worst and bring them to justice. So we go after murders, rapist, burglars, armed robbers, there's going to be people that want to kill you. If you're mentally prepared and physically prepared and emotionally prepared for work, you can survive. Give me a kiss.

Adam? Adam, where is my kiss?

NARRATOR: Two hours later, Greg Dankers is on his way to south with his partner Sean Joyce, leading several undercover members of the fugitive hunt unit on a hunt for a suspect.

DANKERS: Five-seven, 180, white male, brown hair. He's got shamrock tattoo on the back of his neck. Like your boy there from the town of a movie.

Tim McLaughlin (INAUDIBLE) New Hampshire for burglary --

NARRATOR: Tim McLaughlin is no stranger to the Boston Police Department. He was arrested for murder in 1994 but the charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence.

DANKERS: He did get shot in April in south Boston.

NARRATOR: Now with New Hampshire authorities looking for him on now charges, word is he's come back home.

DANKERS: He probably knows he's wanted in New Hampshire but he figures he's safe in Massachusetts but he might be in the area.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's his girlfriend?


NARRATOR: Dankers knows that if a guy like McLaughlin can use friends and family to hide, then the fugitive unit can use those same people to find him.

DANKERS: Like I said, this is the target's girlfriend because we're not sure where the target was staying. So, she's got to go to court. We got to go over there. We're thinking they are together. Maybe we can follow her and see where she goes and maybe they will meet up after or something like that.




NARRATOR: The Boston Police Department's Fugitive Unit makes their living finding people. Today, the target is Tim McLaughlin, a one- time murder suspect with a resume full of violent crimes. Their first strategy is to track down his girlfriend who has a court date.

UNIDENTIFEID MALE: Going to court, waiting for you and Tracy.

DANKERS: All right. Thank you.

This is Washington Street up here.

SEAN JOYCE, OFFICER, FUGIVITE UNIT: I was coming in a different way.

DANKERS: I know you were -- no, no, no, we're good. Straight, take a right. Beat that traffic. You see that? If I wasn't doing this, I would be like a taxi driver. Where you want to go?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got you. About half a block up the street.

DANKERS: We'll walk in and check with probation, see if I see her sitting in there. I'll give you a heads up.

JOYCE: You're walking like that?

DANKERS: Yes, I'm going to roll in.

JOYCE: You all set?


The only way to catch these people is to try to find out who is closest to them.

COURT CLERK: She just left.

DANKERS: What was she wearing?

COURT CLERK: She's wearing a black wig today.

DANKERS: It's like a big game of hide and seek and you have to do it on your own. You have to guess where they're going to be.

Hey, just getting word she just left with a black wig on. Look around. She might be hanging in the area.

JOYCE: Was anybody with her?

DANKERS: They didn't see. She came to the counter by herself.

NARRATOR: As the fugitive unit continues the hunt in Charlestown, the gang unit is headed hoping to find Dwayne Flonery, the guy who fired the gun last night.

CANUTO: It seems like, I mean, you look for someone name Brock.

ARAUJO: Hit houses, hit houses back in Dorchester.

CANUTO: My name is Manny. I belong to the day gang unit.

D is my partner. I've been partners with that kid for about eight years.

Dude, what is up with the wave in your hairdo?

We grew up next-door neighbors. We went to elementary school together, middle school, high school. Now you should get a hat.

ARAUJO: I was going to put my blue hat -- you got the blue hat?

CANUTO: I don't want to wear the same thing.

ARAUJO: You (EXPLETIVE DELETED), white t-shirt and blue hat.

CANUTO: (EXPLETIVE DELETED), left that red one.

NARRATOR: There's an address linked to the cell phone Dwayne Flonery left at the scene last night. If he's there, he knows the cops are after him when means Manny, D and the other officers can't take enough precaution.


NARRATOR: For Greg Dankers and the rest of the unit, the rules of the game are simple. Every second longer they look for the woman in the black wig, the chances of finding Tim McLaughlin go down. But today, sharp eyes prevail.

JOYCE: Where is she? Pulled right in? Next one up. There she is right there, dude.

DANKERS: Yes, yes.

JOYCE: That's her right there. She's eyeing us kind of hot, dude.

DANKERS: Oh, yes. Definitely. Definitely.


We're gone.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just so you know, she's eyeballing your car.

JOYCE: Yes, we that. We're going to swing down and head down towards the station.

DANKERS: Just keep the eye on her. So you got it, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, Greg, I got her. Pull back a little bit.

DANKERS: If you want to just hang down by that Burger King, she's at a bus stop. We don't know if she's waiting for the bus or someone to pick her up. We're just standing by to see what happens.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, Greg, she got on the bus.

DANKERS: Bus number 2268, got it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're going in now.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, is that us on the second floor?

RADIO: Yes, we're inside the house right now checking.

The AIC's off, the bed's still made. There's a handgun on top of the head, doesn't look like nobody is staying here.

Doors are all secured.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Someone coming down the back stairs.

RADIO: Stand down, guys. Target is not here. I repeat, not here. Let's head home.


DANKERS: She got off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, she's right by the medical center.

DANKERS: Dang it.

CANUTO: If he's not in Brockton, at least we eliminated that.

ARAUJO: Yes, I thought he was definitely be here.

CANUTO: How long did the sister take to open the door? It took awhile?


CANUTO: Anyone else was there?


CANUTO: Did she know what happened?

ARAUJO: No, she said, whoo, I don't know what Mooky has done this time.

CANUTO: What Mooky has done this time?

ARAUJO: Yes. One of those whoo, I don't know what Mooky has done this time.


CANUTO: The guy we call Mooky.

ARAUJO: What's up Mooky?

DANKERS: We got it. She's sitting down. They think she's in line at a place getting something to eat.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know what she's going to do.

DANKERS: One of our officers feels like he's been spotted by her, so we're going to switch him out with another officer.

NARRATOR: Dankers figures it's turn to be the tail.

DANKERS: I'll have to go in there, check it out.

NARRATOR: So, heads out to follow McLaughlin's girlfriend into the restaurant, hoping to find out what she's up to.

JOYCE: Greg, keep an eye on her. She's ordered food. See if she orders extra, like. Somebody is coming up. Greg, is she leaving with it or she's sitting down with it? OK. She's bagging it. All right.

Going to the emergency room. She just walked into the emergency room of the hospital.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: She's got two clam chowders, it looked like.

JOYCE: She's obviously going to visit somebody. It could be her boyfriend. Could be.

UNIDENTIFIED MLAE: Yes, Greg, I got a -- she's walking over towards one of the curtains in the medical room there.

Yes, Greg, that's definitely the guy in there speaking to the nurses, they confirmed that's our target.

DANKERS: He's supposedly in here because he has an infection in his arm. He's probably looking for perks or whatever. They don't know if they will admit him. We'll stand down on this.

NARRATOR: The fugitive unit is in a tough spot. They know McLaughlin is inside but a crowded hospital is a bad place to risk taking down a criminal.

JOYCE: Greg is going us a sign to peel off this thing.

NARRATOR: But waiting it out means McLaughlin can slip out of any of the hospital exits and Dankers unit can't cover every one of them.

DANKERS: If they keep him overnight, we can come back here in the morning and wait for him to get out. That was good. We had no idea where he was and a couple hours following her, good thing she keeps her court dates.

NARRATOR: Across town, Jennifer Penton and Pat Rogers are back on the street for another tour, keeping their eyes out for anything out of place.

ROGERS: In our area, the drug dealing isn't open and obvious, you got to make traffic stops, you know, via red light.

PENTON: (INAUDIBLE) full stomach.

He's got an open case in Dorchester for assault, yes, and he's got the drug case distribution. Do you want to yank him on comings?


PENTON: He's got a violent record.

Being a female I have to be confident. I take it so serious because I think it could save my life or someone else's.




NARRATOR: On patrol in Hyde Park, Jennifer Penton and Pat Rogers are always on the lookout for big targets.

PENTON: (INAUDIBLE) full stomach.

He's got an open case in Dorchester for assault, yes, and he's got the drug case distribution.

NARRATOR: Even if it seems totally routine, a stop like this requires every piece of their focus.

PENTON: A lot of movement.

ROGERS: Dock, ten, two.

PENTON: Roll down this window. Hey, what's going on, sir? How are you? Do you have your license, registration? There's no marijuana in the vehicle? Just sit tight.

Just ask him to step out.


PENTON: Ask him to step out. He's got weed in the right pocket.

ROGERS: Step out of the car.

PENTON: Get off the phone.

ROGERS: Get the phone for me.

PENTON: Get off the phone!

ROGERS: Step out, get off the phone.

PENTON: Drop the phone. Drop the wallet -- don't go reaching. Put your hands behind your back.

We're going to cuff you up. You're sweating here and nervous and it's making me really nervous about my safety, OK?

ROGERS: You are sweating like a pig, my man.

PENTON: OK. So there is no more drugs on you? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got some weed in the car.

PENTON: You got some weed in the car. OK.

You are just sweating up a storm, my man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm sorry. I thought I stopped --

PENTON: I just don't want you sweating on me. OK. So no knives or anything?



My dream job on the Boston Police Department would be to be in the DCU, which is our drug control unit.

So more weed?


ROGERS: Weed --

PENTON: We're going to start this over. You're in cuffs, you're not going to go anywhere. I'll find whatever it is you possibly have and you'll be honest.

I had different people in my life that struggled with addiction and I think the area of narcotics is where you make the most difference.

Your best bet is to be honest. You got drugs everywhere, my man. I don't like being lied to. How much do you got on you?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got $1,000 there.

ROGERS: Where?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Eleven hundred right there and I don't know how much in this pocket here.


ROGERS: All from cutting hair?


ROGERS: All from cutting hair?


PENTON: That's a lucrative business apparently.

ROGERS: Yes, you pay (INAUDIBLE).

PENTON: All right. He's got it all bagged up. He's got an empty bag. He's got money coming out of every pocket, which is indicative of drug dealing as opposed to personal use.

I like to go out there. I like the challenge of vehicle stops starting with a broken taillight and getting to 90 grams of crack cocaine.

NARRATOR: After working over time looking for Mooky Flonery, tonight, a few members of the gang unit are getting together and giving their wives and girlfriends a much needed a night.

LAWTON: Kendra and I actually met outside of a nightclub. She was, you know, a little inebriated I'd say. That's kind of how we got the ball rolling.

It just seems it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He feels like soggy.

LAWTON: All right.

We are definitely the modern day Brady Bunch. She comes with three kids. I come with two and we have one together. It's an absolute mad house all the time.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Listen, don't be crazy down here, OK?

You guys need to clean up --

UNIDENTIFIED BOY: I don't have to. I didn't make any of this mess.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You didn't do any of this? You didn't make any of this mess? You watched them do this?

UNIDENTIFIED BOY: I didn't do it.


MCCORMICK: I have a girl Lanesha (ph) and I have two girls. My oldest is 12 and the baby is 13 months.





MCCORMICK: Lanesha likes the fact that I'm a cop, but she doesn't like me doing police work because police work is inherently dangerous.

Guys, you ready to eat? I'll shut it off. Let's go.

CHAMBERS: Say what's up? MCCORMICK: Better late than never.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMAL: Are you three going to be okay with the kids?

CHAMBERS: The girls are upstairs, the boys are down stairs. Who is in there? There is too many. Everybody in here go and put on your sweat suits.


MCCORMICK: Since we're all so tight, the girlfriends, the wives, they end up did default becoming tight because they have one thing in common, their men have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and that draws them a lot closer.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We'll have a good time. We're going to do update on Twitter every five minutes.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm not updating my girls night --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're leaving. See you guys later.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I hate to see you go, baby, but I love to watch you leave.




NARRATOR: Later that evening, Pat Rogers goes to cash in on his bet with his partner Jennifer Penton.

ROGERS: Hey. What's up? What's going on?

PENTON: I'm still cooking.

ROGERS: All right. Very good.

PENTON: How are you?


PENTON: Thank you. Do you know what kind it is?

ROGERS: No, I don't.

PENTON: No idea?

ROGERS: I hear it's a good one.

PENTON: Maybe you can figure it out.

ROGERS: Awesome, thanks. Leave it up to me.

PENTON: Stick it in, twist it and pull it out.

ROGERS: Awesome.

PENTON: It's really not that.

ROGERS: I cannot get this open.

PENTON: OK. You got to take the wrapper off.

ROGERS: I got it.

PENTON: OK. Be careful. Wasn't that fun.

ROGERS: Piece of cake.

PENTON: Can you move out of my way, please?

ROGERS: Yes, dear.

PENTON: I think we're very different in how we live our social lives.

You look at it like a science experiment.

ROGERS: No, I'm sure it will be delish.

PENTON: He's more laid back and I'm more social and active.

Pat, you want salad?

ROGERS: No, I'm going to pass, thank you.

PENTON: You didn't ask what kind of salad.

ROGERS: It's salad so --

PENTON: You don't even try?

ROGERS: I'm trying your zucchini. Baby steps.

PENTON: What are you going to cook me?

ROGERS: I can make a mean pork chop?

PENTON: Is that all you can make?

ROGERS: I can do steaks. Some pretty basic.

PENTON: Really? Meat and potatoes, right?

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. ROGERS: Awesome.



ROGERS: I am done. I'm full.

PENTON: Really?

So, you didn't want to eat the food that I made. You're probably not going to do the dishes.

ROGERS: No, definitely not doing dishes.

PENTON: You drink my beer.

ROGERS: Your beer.

PENTON: You're almost like a boyfriend.

ROGERS: I have (INAUDIBLE) how much you want from me.




NARRATOR: Despite a rare night off, the officers at the Boston Police Department's gang units still find themselves with their hands full.

MCCORMICK: Hey, kids, it's rock band time. Who is ready to rock out?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What you got? We got something.



CHAMBERS: Ladies night sucks. It's mayhem. We cannot handle these kids by ourselves.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Bang it. Bang it. Bang it.

NARRATOR: While the guys hold down the fort with the kids, their girls enjoy a rare, care-free night.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Because I used to drink all the time when I was in college. I was very busy getting wasted.


NARRATOR: While the night continues more happily for some, for others, exhaustion is setting in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Listen, listen, listen.

MCCORMICK: Yo, appreciate it and I'll see you Sunday, I believe.

CHAMBERS: Get up. Let's go, sis.


CHAMBERS: Be safe. All right big dog, you, too.


LAWTON: I'll see you in the morning. OK?

I got six kids. You know, there is six different personalities.

You're not going to be as easy, I know. They are why I do what I do. They are why I keep the streets safe.

I know, you don't like this. Let's try this side. Rub those eyes.

NARRATOR: One day after taking a calculate risk and not arrested Tim McLaughlin in the hospital, Greg Dankers and the fugitive unit have returned to the Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston to await the discharge of Tim McLaughlin, a life-long criminal wanted in New Hampshire.

DANKERS: So, Mike, this is Tim McLaughlin, we followed his girlfriend. We want to grab him on that in New Hampshire warrant. His girlfriend showed up to her court date.

MIKE HUGH, FUGITIVE UNIT: Yes, I saw here in the courthouse.


HUGH: Chick with a wig.

DANKERS: Right, that's the one, yes.

There is Ryan right there.

NARRATOR: The cars wait, strategically spread outside the hospital's different entrances waiting for a sighting.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: BPD, BPD, possible security, we've lost our guy. I don't see him. I don't see him.

DANKERS: What the (EXPLETIVE DELETED)? You got to be kidding.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got him. I got him.

DANKERS: He's up here.

HUGH: The green shirt.

DANKERS: That's the girl with the wig on.

HUGH: Go on foot to the city square.

DANKERS: Tim, you got a warrant. New Hampshire. Probably going to have to go to New Hampshire.

DANKERS: Yes, we got him in custody, in city square.

NARRATOR: McLaughlin doesn't resist when he's found but the number of patrol cars at the scene is a reminder of just how ugly these arrests can get.


DANKERS: Yes, yes, good guys guy.

It's nice to catch somebody hard to find. A lot of it is luck and a lot of it is patience.

Thank you.

The fugitive unit definitely does catch the people that nobody else can catch because we all know how to work together. We're not all about, you know, I got the guy. It's always we got the guy.

Nice work inside. That's what made all the different on the inside.

NARRATOR: It's the end of a successful morning for the fugitive unit, but not so much for the woman in the black wig.

Meanwhile, there is an edge of anticipation in the gang unit's morning briefing. The unit has gotten new information about Dwayne Mooky Flonery's whereabouts. They immediately start prepping a raid to bring him in.

DAVID GAVIN, SERGEANT, GANG UNIT: All right. Our main target is going to be Dwayne Flonery, again, another (INAUDIBLE) associated one of the most violent gangs in the city.

NARRATOR: Flonery is 22 years old. He's been arrested numerous times is no stranger to prison.

GAVIN: About a week or so ago he was involved in a foot chase where he's had a fire arm and let a round go at the time. He was able to make good on his escape. He left behind the firearm, cell phone, some other personal items.

We got pictures of the firearm and the cell phone, as well as some other information that leads us to believe he could possibly at Fuller Street. The sense of criminal history, a lot of firearm violence. So, we're going to be careful. We're going to go to Fuller Street. It's up a little bit from Dorchester.

NARRATOR: Mooky Flonery case started on Greg McCormick's watch and now he's put income a few more hours to see it through to the finish. GAVIN: Manny, D, and Ellis, one of you guy bring a ram for the backdoor if we need to breach the door but also cover the rear and the foreside. It will be me, Joe, Smig and Twitch will go on the front.

Anybody have questions or anything they want to offer? Suggests?

We'll get ready and stack up on the parking lot.

MCCORMICK: You know, the gang unit, it's all type A personalities and so when guys get away, it eats at you a little bit.




NARRATOR: At 7:30 a.m., the gang unit of the Boston Police Department sets out for Mooky Flonery's house. They're minutes away from the raid they've been preparing for all week.

ARAUJO: Going after Mooky. My friend Mooky. Mooky's in big trouble.

CANUTO: It can be a nice, easy grab and lock him up, cuff him, or he can put up a fight. Can find possible guns in the house. You know, knives, anything.

ARAUJO: He has access to a gun at any time. So, he doesn't have no fear, you know? Even when he was being chased by the cop, he even let off a round. So anything's possible.

CANUTO: Like anything can happen anywhere, but a different mindset when you're going after a major player, when you're going after someone that just committed the same violence he just did.

ARAUJO: I got extra ammo, too.

CANUTO: Same here.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Going left or right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's a back door, there's a side door.




UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK, we got the -- hey, hey, someone coming out the back.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, the back door. Hold on!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got the back door. I got the back door!

Don't come out the back, don't come out the back, don't come out the back!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I got the window.

CANUTO: When you bust down the door, you never know what the guy's thinking behind that door.

I saw a couple kids downstairs. They're debating what they're going to do, and you're going to react to what they're going to do. You secure downstairs, went upstairs. We knew that house was a bad house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You got to cuff him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have the cuff.



UNIDNETIFIED MALE: Throw him in the wagon.

We got our guy. What can I say? Hard work pays off.

Three days looking for him. Sat around for hours, you know. But when you grab him, then it's rewarding, you know?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You thought you were going to hide from us, man, huh, Mooky?

CANUTO: It feels like we did a good job.

MCCORMICK: When we capture the bad guys, it gives me a sense of satisfaction. There's no better fit.

CANUTO: That was crazy, I mean.

ARAUJO: When I went upstairs, man, big dude underneath the mattress.

CANUTO: Mooky's going away. Mooky's going to be going away for a very long time.

NARRATOR: Another day of work is over in Boston. But as the summer heats up, these officers know there will be more crimes to prevent and more criminals to catch on the streets of the city they call home.