(8:37 PM Warrant Briefing) East Boston - Officer Robert Anthony listens as the detective talks about a house dealing coke out of it. They'll take a sledgehammer if needed and there is a woman there. They all load up and enter the apartment building, run down the hallway and knock and enter. There are two people downstairs, and three upstairs. On 11/7 they sold to an undercover cop so they know they have drugs. If Donald cooperates only he and his wife will go down, not everyone. Detective Joe Mugnano makes a drug deal on the phone with the delivery guy saying the woman is in the bathroom. He tells them to come up and ring the bell twice. The guy comes up with the coke and they jump him. They pull him in fast and get bags of rocks off him. They put the owners in cuffs and lead them out. (10:27 PM) At the station they talk about beeping a Spanish drug dealer to see if he'll show up. They drive down to because he's supposed to have an ounce of coke. The dealer is driving right at them and they cut him off. They pull him out, check his mouth for drugs and find wads of money on him. They don't want to tie up the street so they bring him back to the station to thoroughly check the car. (11:42 PM) They tear the car up at the station and find bags of rocks in the dash. (9:10 PM Investigation Call) Officer Bill Reynolds and his partner Officer John Ridge are heading to the 560 block. Jackie is on a blind date and called her father screaming. They are supposed to be in apartment 1208 and they check with security at the building and run up there. They knock and no one answers. They go back down to security to get there parking space number. They check it and the car is gone. They are in a black Saab and spot them on the road and chase them down. They pull them out and the woman is shaken, she has no idea what is going on. She says everything is fine, it must be a joke and they've only been out 2 hours. Bill tells her to call her dad. Jackie calls her brother Joe to ask what's going on. It turns out she said she was having an emergency, but all she needed was hair gel and that they are weird. John talks to the brother on the phone. She was getting ready and left a message on her sisters machine that it was an emergency. The sister called the father who called them. It's a date she'll never forget. (9:02 PM Disturbance Call) Officer Edward Tansey says Lynn is a beautiful city, has the biggest reservation and is right outside of Boston. Officer Charles Griffin is his partner. They are going to a house where a Tammy threatened to set her house on fire. They've been there before, it's off the road. They go in and a woman says it's a drug deal gone bad. She gave him $40 and they ripped her off. There are three men - two Dominicans and a Puerto Rico inside man who don't speak English. One of them has a large knife. They say Jose is the dealer and isn't there. Tammy has bought from him before, but says she's Vanessa. He's there illegally and she is mad because last night they bought from him and it was baking soda so she called the police. Sgt. Robert O'Neil talks to the girlfriend of the manager Bob McDenna who says the three guys don't belong there. The renter was evicted yesterday and the place is supposed to be empty. The woman was assaulted trying to buy coke. They put the money under the door for coke, but got nothing back. She says she smokes, not snorts and only spends $40 a day so it's not a bad habit.
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Since 1989, camera crews have traveled across the nation and into other countries providing an intimate look at police officers and the nuts and bolts of their day-to-day work.
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