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Boston's Finest # 5 - End of Days

Aired September 1, 2013 - 23:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.


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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know why I stopped you, right? Come on. You were speeding tonight, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Don't make us out to be liars, OK? We know what we saw. Now he is going to ask a question again. And please give him the correct answer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know why I stopped you, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, sir.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. That's all I needed, all right? See what I'm saying?

Yo, Sam, Sam, go, go, go! Get in the car! Go, go, go.

Get on the ground!

(MUSIC PLAYING)

Well, now (inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I am afraid of cats. I don't like cats.

(LAUGHTER)

ROBERT "TWITCH" TWITCHELL, DETECTIVE: Gentlemen, I want to thank you all for coming today. Listen, we've been going hard for the last three weeks. My hat goes off to all you guys. Here is to BPD. Ready, guys?

MANNY CANUTO, OFFICER: Twitch every year throws a gang unit cookout. Sometimes you need to just kind of sit back, relax and enjoy the moment with your guys.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I love your hair. Very beautiful.

TWITCHELL: I hope everyone is enjoying themselves.

CANUTO: Everyone loves Twitch. He is a very experienced officer. And he is the type of guy you want in your unit.

TWITCHELL: I still think I'm the fastest runner the unit.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know about the fastest. He is the best looking, but not the fastest, definitely. That much I can agree with you.

TWITCHELL: These guys are like brothers to me, you know? Every one of them. I'd take a bullet for everyone here. They're all family to me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kind of got a little tear coming up. Definitely take one for you, though. Any time. No hesitations.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How's your neck?

TWITCHELL: Very well, very well.

I first injured my neck on the job back in '95. And all that time, my spinal cord was being crushed in the top of my neck. And it took a while to figure out what was wrong with me.

And 2011 I had to have surgery. I still love going to work every day. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Hello? This is Twitch.

The phone rang, and it was the chief's secretary. I know there are promotions coming up soon, so maybe I'm getting made sergeant, or I did something wrong and I'm getting suspended.

Chief, you wanted to see me, sir?

DANIEL LINSKEY, SUPERINTENDENT-IN-CHIEF: Come on in.

TWITCHELL: How are you?

LINSKEY: Good. How you?

TWITCHELL: Good. Nice to see you.

LINSKEY: Good to see you, boy.

You're somebody who I've known and grow grown up in the department with. Well, you're not going to be detective much longer. You know, you have worked hard. And you've done a great job. Whether it's the gang unit or the various assignments you had when you were down the brick, you're on the list, and the commissioner has decided he is going to make you. So congratulations, Sergeant.

TWITCHELL: I'm happy. I'm sad too, though. I'm going to miss being a detective, you know.

LINSKEY: It's a big step, boy.

TWITCHELL: Thank you, sir.

At the end of the week, I'll be promoted to sergeant and going to Hyde Park as a patrol supervisor. I only have a few more days left in the gang unit, and I'd really like to make it count.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Rookie patrolmen Eric Merner and Mike Burke first met at the police academy. Now, on nights like these, they ride a cruiser together on the streets of Boston.

MIKE BURKE, PATROLMAN: The pistol training package that we went through for the police academy was better than what I went through in the Marines.

Just ask this guy.

ERIC MERNER, PATROLMAN: Yes, I had never fired a gun before. They almost gave me a (inaudible) slingshot on day three.

BURKE: He is the only guy in that class who got a cake just for passing. He got a cake with a candle on it.

MERNER: But we can go back to two weeks ago on that range and we can share our scores. So I got 100. And Mike, the captain of the United States Marine Corps, eight years active duty, got a 98.

BURKE: One of the rounds that you let go went on my target and counted (inaudible).

MERNER: That is what he is claiming. But that just didn't happen.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Inaudible) shots fired. (Inaudible).

MERNER: 103 on the way.

There is a patrol officer. One minute you can be breaking up a college party, and then 20 minutes later, you could be getting a person shot call.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's going on?

WAHLBERG (voice-over): The call was for shots fired in Roxbury.

MERNER: Anybody see anything?

WAHLBERG (voice-over): But with no witnesses, there is not much to go on.

BURKE: Who knows to come up this way?

MERNER: I have no idea. They came up here to shoot.

BURKE: That's what I'm saying. Who?

MERNER: Sometimes you get to the scene, but nothing pans out. But what we try to do is try to be proactive.

What's going on? Were you there for that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No. I started running.

MERNER: Generally speaking, that's the way you produce good results.

BURKE: All right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Y'all be safe.

BURKE: Yes. Later.

MERNER: You, too.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): It's another shift in Dorchester for the night gang unit. Two cars patrol the neighborhood in tandem. Officers Greg Eunice and Jean Louis up front. And Myles Lawton and Greg McCormick right behind.

GREG EUNICE, OFFICER: I'm giving the baby a bath and the baby took a (inaudible) in the water.

JEAN LOUIS, OFFICER: That's just now happening?

I pulled a rookie move today. I was changing a diaper, and I forgot to get the new diaper. I went and grabbed the diaper. So he went like this. Yo. This dude starting spraying pee all over everywhere. Yes, it was so nasty. And it stink.

EUNICE: So babies take adult (inaudible). And I was like, wow, that's funny because when it in the diaper it's all mushed up.

LOUIS: Well, it's in the diaper, Greg.

EUNICE: I dig that. But you would never know. You would think they just come out like clam chowder.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Inaudible), we have shots fired. (Inaudible) shots fired (inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Homestead.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible). If one of us says 269, it's a firearm, that's why I'm telling you.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When the call for shots fired comes in, you get that adrenaline feeling going through your body. Your vision is a bit better. Your hearing is a bit better.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One down.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): A few blocks away, the rookies also respond to the call.

MERNER: As a patrol officer, you go wherever the radio call sends you. And you go to that situation regardless of how dangerous it might be.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Controlling access to the street is crucial. Eunice, Jean Louis and backup officers seal off the scene from the south.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Watch that, watch out.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): While Lawton and McCormick circle around to cover the opposite end.

With the 25-year-old male critically wounded, the cops lock down the scene.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Anybody out here that saw anything?

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Making sure no witnesses can leave, and no one with bad intentions can get in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What the (inaudible) was that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Dude, this guy is coming through the tape.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a crime scene.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible). Pull over right there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, he's got a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: What happened?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yo, yo, stop! Right there.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible) 269, 269. Go, go, go!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get on the ground. Get on the ground. Get on the ground.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My brother just got shot. My brother!

WAHLBERG (voice-over): After a few tense minutes, the cops confirm the driver is not the gunman.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's his brother.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, he is the brother. But he didn't shoot him?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, no, no. I think he was coming to get some payback.

MYLES LAWTON, OFFICER: When you bring a firearm into a crime scene, the police got to be thinking this person might be trying to retaliate. So it's good that he was caught. WAHLBERG (voice-over): But the gunman is still at large.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So you didn't see the shots or any of that foolishness going on? Thanks a lot, brother.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Did you see anything with anybody hanging out or anything like that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I heard (inaudible) right from the tree from way over there. He was small with like a gray type of hoodie. It's light.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a hoodie?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a hoodie.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Which way did he walk?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The side street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right. I appreciate it.

All right. Thanks.

(Inaudible), are you still on 12?

BURKE: It's getting busy now, boys.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): As two of the first responders on the scene, the patrolmen are tasked with canvassing the neighborhood.

MERNER: Patrol is certainly tied in with the specialized units. We back people up.

Each block is a pretty significant sized area.

BURKE: Is that a hoodie?

MERNER: I think so.

What's up, bro? Don't feel like using your blinker tonight?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible).

MERNER: OK. Keep your hands right here. Step right out. Nothing in your hands you're not supposed to have, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is this for?

MERNER: Because you didn't use your blinker turning onto (inaudible) Street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Shootings, murderers out here and you want to --

MERNER: That's why we're out here.

What, did you have a bad day?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, bad day.

MERNER: What happened?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nothing.

MERNER: All right. You can get back inside your car and warm up.

Listen, I'm not going to write you a ticket. We're not breaking your balls for no reason. A person got shot. We're out here trying to make people safe.

BURKE: Greg, it's Mike Burke (inaudible). You guys all set down there?

WAHLBERG (voice-over): No matter what the gang unit suspects, there is no clear evidence right now that the shooting is gang-related. They've got only two days to uncover some proof, otherwise the officers will lose the case to another unit.

LAWTON: My father was a cop, and he was murdered in the city of Boston. Approximately seven years ago. So I have some compassion for the families that when we show up to these calls and someone is lying on the ground. If I can be a part of bringing some kind of closure to them, absolutely.

We'll get this guy.

My goal is to catch the person who has actually committed the crime.

The anniversary of my father's death is coming up. So he has been on my mind a lot. I remember seeing my dad putting on his uniform, you know, the gun, the badge, the cuffs, and I just remember me like I want to do that. I want to do that one day. If my dad wasn't a cop, what would I be?

KENDRAH: You're going to go back outside?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come here, guys. I want to show you something.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Myles and his girlfriend Kendrah have six kids between them. And there is plenty of family history to share.

LAWTON: Look at that. This is when I graduated the police academy.

Who is that handsome devil right there?

And then this is my dad when he graduated the police academy in Cambridge.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Daddy, can I go in the backyard?

LAWTON: Yes, you can guys can go in the backyard.

KENDRAH: I've never seen a picture where he looks more like him or you look more like him than that one.

LAWTON: Being a police officer can consume you. The balance for him was always more work. So when things didn't go his way, would he get extremely frustrated about it? Absolutely. And my dad found that it was easier for him to decompress with his friends in the bar.

You know, I just started seeing him less and less. At some point for him, maybe it just became too much. And he developed a drug problem. It affected our family. Then it forced him to retire early. Ultimately, his addiction cost him his life.

It was a young man who was in a gang, and he was supposed to exchange money for drugs. But it just didn't go the right way. So he shot my dad. Because I'm so much like my dad, I want to know how somebody so strong can be so weak at the same time, because I came from that.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Across town, the day gang unit meets to get orders on what could be Twitch's last case.

DAVID GAVIN, SERGEANT: You guys ready? So this is what we're doing, OK. Brian, the warrant is for armed assault to murder. We got some information this morning from a good source that he had a firearm this weekend.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): The suspect is a known member of the dangerous Wood Avenue Gang. Now the cops need to find him and the gun he allegedly used to commit an assault this week.

GAVIN: So it's a very dangerous address.

OK.

TWITCHELL: I don't have a lot of time left in the unit. I'd really like to get this guy. It's just kind of a personal pride thing for me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible) anything, all right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I just heard voices. (Inaudible).

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No movement at the windows yet.

TWITCHELL: Hey, drive down there, all right? Go.

Move your bus around the corner. Let's go, now!

Down there for (inaudible) sakes. Move. You're putting people in danger here.

Yes, well, drop them off down there. Go ahead.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are we all clear?

TWITCHELL: It's all clear. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston police, Boston police, come to the door!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What floor are you on?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: First.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is Brian there?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't know. When I left him (inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let's get it clear (inaudible) as we go by.

TWITCHELL: The subject has a bad criminal record. The more violent the person, the more you need to get that person off the street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston police. Anyone else in here?

TWITCHELL: OK. All clear?

That's the girlfriend there?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

TWITCHELL: He's probably texting him now, like (inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If his girlfriend sent him a text, he is on the (inaudible) run.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right. We're going to go Wilson next, all right?

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Inside the house, the cops came across another address to check out. It looks like their target is on the run. And no one has to remind Twitch just how dangerous a desperate gang member can be.

TWITCHELL: Back in the '90s, we went after a stolen car. The two kids bailed out. I chased after one kid, and I tackled him. And this guy picked me up and flipped me over, and I smashed my head on the ground. That was when I injured my neck, and he got up and started to run.

And the back of my head, I just kept saying don't quit, don't quit, don't quit, don't give up.

I got up. I ran. I tackled him a second time. And he was arrested.

So we're going to have to be careful when we approach Brian. We're not going to let our guard down at all.

GAVIN: We don't have a warrant (inaudible), all right?

(Inaudible)?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, we got somebody taking out the front window.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston police. Brian? Can I come in?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Appreciate it.

CANUTO: I guess he knows him. So Sarge is just talking to him now.

TWITCHELL: Ask him if he knows what kind of car he is driving.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible) we're going to be (inaudible) at this address.

TWITCHELL: We'll find him. It might take a couple of days, but we'll find him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. A little information. 2001 gray Acura he is supposed to be driving, all right? OK.

TWITCHELL: If I get fixated on an individual, I will utilize as many resources as I can to get this person.

He's driving a gray Acura.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Every patrol officer in the vicinity will now be on the lookout for the suspect's car.

MERNER: Look at the size of that dog.

BURKE: Holy (inaudible). Drive by it.

MERNER: It look like one of those mini horses.

BURKE: Oh my God. I don't even feel safe in this car with that thing.

MERNER: What is his name? Bronson?

BURKE: Oh my God.

MERNER: See you later, Bronson.

BURKE: I could ride that thing.

MERNER: That was a big -- that thing was --

BURKE: Big.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: 432 and 433 (inaudible). A white male beating on a white female.

MERNER: Here we go, here we go, here we go.

Back away from the car.

Put your hands up. Put your hands up.

Come over here. Come on. Back up over here. Relax. Sit down. Sit down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, yes. I didn't do nothing, dude.

MERNER: Came in as an assault and battery in progress.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, nobody was hitting each other.

MERNER: Why is she crying?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're just yelling at each other, loudly in my room.

MERNER: What's up, miss? What have you got going on here?

BURKE: Did he put his hands on you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He didn't put his hands on me.

MERNER: Are you sure?

BURKE: Just an argument?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): With neither side alleging an assault or wanting to press charges, there is nothing the officers can do. So the search continues for the gray Acura.

For Myles Lawton and the gang unit, it's another night in the H block, hoping the streets can offer some answers about last night's shooting.

LAWTON: We got to piece together and then talk to these kids to get intel, man.

Where are you coming from? What you got going?

As a police officer, my dad treated everyone fairly and the same. So I don't judge these kids or why they do what they do.

How tall are you?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: 6'3".

LAWTON: Right after that shooting at H block, we saw you down there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There was a shooting?

LAWTON: But if they live in these neighborhoods where talking to the police is not something that is, you know, looked up to...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Thank you.

LAWTON: What's going on with you guys? Does it make it difficult? Absolutely. But it's prevalent. You know, these kids don't like the police.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible).

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, they're racing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Are they racing?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, they're racing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And that car (inaudible) smoked.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Chasing down the drag racers puts the H block shooting case on hold.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is this one that was racing too?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, they were both running a pretty good clip; that car up there is beating it.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Myles and Greg stop one of the cars on a side street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you have your license and registration on you? You know why I stopped you, right? Come on.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Eunice and Jean-Louis pull over the second car a block away.

So you were speeding tonight, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, sir.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I saw the whole thing.

Listen to me for a second. Don't make us out to be liars, OK? We know what we saw. Now he is going to ask you the question again. And please give him the correct answer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You know why I stopped you, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, sir.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. That's all I needed, all right? See what I'm saying?

Yo, Sam, Sam, go, go, go! Get in the car! Go, go, go.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Go, go, go, go!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: (Inaudible) all set?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You got to stand up, buddy.

(Inaudible)?

You have a license?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, I don't. My license is suspended.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What the hell happened?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I rode up and he -- just give me a second.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I wrote up with this ID. So I'm looking at it, why are you going to give me the ID of another person? He got (inaudible). He take off.

TERRIQUE CHAMBERS, OFFICER: You thought the smartest thing to do would be to drive off?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I wasn't trying to take off with the car, because I'm quicker running on the foot than...

CHAMBERS: You're quicker running on foot than with a car? That's fast.

Are you Jamaican?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, Cape Verde.

CHAMBERS: You're not that fast. I'm Jamaican. I'd have caught you.

Did you watch the Olympics? How many gold medals did Cape Verde take home in track?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm fast.

CHAMBERS: How many gold medals did Jamaica take home in track?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Probably a lot.

CHAMBERS: Case closed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's got a warrant anyway so you can just...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Inaudible).

WAHLBERG (voice-over): The chase was no help in the gang unit's search for the H block gunman. With still no evidence the shooting was gang-related, time's running out to find some proof and keep the case.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You've been working so hard for 25 years.

TWITCHELL: 26. I'm in my 26th year.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No we always have this argument.

TWITCHELL: (Inaudible) 25 years.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Whatever. The point is you deserve it. Finally, you deserve it.

TWITCHELL: Thank you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So is there going to be a ceremony?

TWITCHELL: Yes, there is going to be a ceremony on Friday.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: My God. You know what that date is?

TWITCHELL: What?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A year ago that day I lost my job. And then the surgeries and all that.

TWITCHELL: Over the years, I injured my neck a few more times. In 2011, I was in chronic spasm and pain, and the neurosurgeon stated that you don't have a choice. If you don't have the surgery, you could be paralyzed and on a respirator for the rest of your life.

And my wife got laid off just before that. We lost quite a bit of money between my income and her income.

We almost lost the house twice.

But, you know, the guys from the department, they sold tickets and raffles, and raised some money for me and Kath. Helped us get back on our feet.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Who would have thought a year ago that we came out of it?

TWITCHELL: You know, these guys have been absolutely fantastic to me. And I'd like to pay them back. And if we can get this guy, it would be really nice.

KENDRAH: Do you remember your dad? Like could you tell when he had a bad day at work?

LAWTON: He put a lot of pressure on to be the best cop he could be. But he never talked about it much. And I think he just kind of --

KENDRAH: He is like you.

LAWTON: Am I afraid of becoming my dad?

Absolutely.

I'm so much like my dad in so many ways, balancing home and work, it really is tough.

KENDRAH: I worry about you sometimes because of wanting to be just great at everything, how much pressure you put on yourself.

LAWTON: Well, I don't like to fail.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Almost two full days have passed since the shooting of a 25-year-old man in Dorchester. That means the clock has almost run out on the gang unit's search for evidence. If they don't learn more about the shooter in the gray hoodie tonight, they'll be taken off the case.

LAWTON: You just kind of have to think like them. Where would you go if you were trying to get away?

The more time that passes, people leave. Witnesses move. Witnesses change their numbers. If we don't get them now, the chances are that we won't.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): The case is frustrating the entire gang unit, and for Myles, it's added to the weight of the approaching anniversary of his father's murder.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Damn!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just turn.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yo, knock it off.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's straight trying to hit us. I tell you what.

Is there a reason why you were on our bumper like that? Because when we yield, you almost hit us, OK? You need to slow down, all right?

LAWTON: I think if there is anyone that is a threshold for seriousness above average, it's going to be mine. And they train you in the academy to control that, because it definitely can consume you.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): When leads are scarce, the best move can be heading back to where it all began, the scene of the crime.

LAWTON: Where are you right now? Are you guys on 12?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm right behind you.

LAWTON: Catch up to us.

Uh-oh, looks like we got something here.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): A slow-moving car: on the H block, these guys know that's never a good sign.

LAWTON: He is definitely up to something.

Maybe he is coming back for more.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

LAWTON: He's definitely up to something. Maybe he is coming up for more.

Run that car, Terrique.

Can I get your license and registration, please?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't have a license.

LAWTON: All right. Step out of the car.

No, that's not him. Too tall.

There is no other worse feeling than not catching someone that you feel you should have caught.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): The shift will end with no new evidence that the shooting was gang-related. Another unit will pick up the investigation from here while the gang unit will move on to other cases.

LAWTON: You got a warrant? You got a few. More than one. To operate a motor vehicle, ended up having a couple of warrants and he didn't have an active license. So he got arrested.

MCCORMICK: The mission is to get the bad guys. And so when guys get away, it can run you down. It can get you frustrated. It can get you upset.

LAWTON: Ended up catching one bad guy. But he just wasn't the bad guy we were looking for. It is tough sometimes, not finding somebody that we're looking for.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, that sucks. But we definitely got to get up out of here and get a drink.

LAWTON: When things didn't go his way, my dad would decompress with his friends in the bar.

It can be difficult shutting it off.

I can see how you can get wrapped up in it.

But as much as me and my dad have in common, I'm my own man.

(MUSIC PLAYING)

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Attention all units.

BURKE: Tonight could be a decent night to hit up Tasty Burger.

MERNER: Yes?

BURKE: I mean, UBurger is always --

MERNER: Yes, UBurger going to be --

BURKE: -- going to be top of the list. But Tasty Burger --

MERNER: It's catching up.

BURKE: -- they get pretty good.

MERNER: It's got rookie of the year probably.

BURKE: Yes. Definitely got rookie of the year talent.

MERNER: They got some nice bread.

BURKE: Yes. The bun. The bun is important.

MERNER: Definitely medium rare.

BURKE: Yes. It needs to be a bit juicy. And then -- I mean we're not even talking about fries yet.

(LAUGHTER)

MERNER: What's that?

BURKE: It was black, wasn't it?

MERNER: No. Gray.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): It may be the gray Acura that Twitch and the day gang unit have been searching for.

MERNER: Just bring it right back down.

BURKE: Yes, I'm going to.

Gone.

MERNER: Look right.

BURKE: Yes.

MERNER: Nothing.

Oh, yes, that is it.

Call detectives. 103. (Inaudible) 438.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): After the rookies see the cop pull into a driveway, they pass along the intel. The day gang unit will pick up the case in the morning.

BURKE: That was legit. Good eyes back there.

TWITCHELL: Police officers can't work individually. You have to work as a team. Working in the gang unit, and seeing these guys and the enthusiasm they possess, I can't thank them enough.

Now I just have one last thing to wrap up.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): For Twitch, that one last thing is the fugitive he has been chasing all week. And success will not be only finding him, but finding his gun, too.

TWITCHELL: I've seen people walk because it wasn't strong enough evidence. And if he does have a firearm, we would like to find it and build a strong enough case to put this guy behind bars.

Victor K-19. Nothing so far.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): There is no sign of the gray Acura. But 26 years of experience won't let Twitch to tell his unit to back down now.

TWITCHELL: We have all entrance points covered, all exit points covered. For the time being, all we can do is sit and wait.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do you want us to stand by in the area or do we want to hit the house?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A gray Acura just passed me.

TWITCHELL: All right. He's coming that way.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hands out of your pockets.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hands out of your pockets. You have the right to remain silent.

TWITCHELL: Does he have anything on him?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No.

No, it's nothing.

TWITCHELL: Rookies are young and fearless, fast and furious. Veterans are slow and methodic. Veteran cops have the edge over the new kids. There is nothing like experience. You in your own mind are reading that person.

TWITCHELL: I got it. I got it!

There is nothing more satisfying for me when we take a violent or dangerous criminal off the street. It really makes me feel like I'm doing something for the community members who expect us to keep them safe and protected on a daily basis.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Twitch, you're the man in my book.

TWITCHELL: A hell of a week.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): It's been a long, hot week for Myles Lawton, a frustrating case he won't get to solve and reminders everywhere of a man he'll never forget.

LAWTON: So I have another baby. A little boy. Two boys, a girl, Kendrah's kids, a household of kids. You would have loved it.

I wish you could -- I wish you could see it. All the cop and (inaudible), you would have loved it.

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LAWTON: I'm going to get going. I got to get to work. All right.

I love you.

(MUSIC PLAYING)

LAWTON: My dad worked hard at being a real good cop. And I want to be a real good cop, too.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on, wake up, wake up! Breakfast!

LAWTON: But I learned from his mistakes.

I make an emphasis to find the balance of work and being with my family, because my family makes me whole.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I just want to fix this. And we're proud of you. Good luck. Bye!

TWITCHELL: All right, honey.

Betty (ph), where am I going? Where are the sergeants?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're a new sergeant. You can go wherever you want. Don't ask a patrolman that. OK? You can go wherever you like, Sarge.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm pleased to be here today to celebrate the promotions and ratings of 25 members of your department. They have served on the streets of this city. They have done those things to put themselves in harm's way. And I want to thank them. I know you're up to the challenge.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Promoted to the rank of sergeant, Robert J. Twitchell, pinned by his wife, Kathy (ph).

TWITCHELL: I got 26 years on the job now. I'm now a sergeant. I have a commitment to the Boston Police Department. Hopefully my experience I can pass on to some of the younger guys and keep the tradition going.

WAHLBERG (voice-over): Every cop in Boston knows they're going face challenges. Every cop in Boston knows it's how they respond to those challenges that will ultimately define them.

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