Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of Tony Legrasso, a former mafia hit man who is found dead in Central Park with six bullets in the chest. It takes the police some time before they identify him however as he had been living in another state under the federal witness protection program. He was continuing to cooperate and was scheduled to give evidence against top mob boss Alberto Napoli who ordered one of his men, Johnny DeMayo, to eliminate him. DeMayo is cooperating with the DAs office but Napoli's lawyer claims his client is mentally incompetent as a result of a recent stroke. McCoy thinks Napoli's illness is all an act. He then concludes that DeMayo isn't the shooter so they go back to square one.
Did You Know?
The "Son of Sam law" Ross refers to is a law that was created to make it illegal for a person to benefit financially from the publicity of their criminal act. The law was created after David Berkowitz (aka Son of Sam) was convicted, the case received world-wide media attention and there was wide speculation that he would sell his story to a writer or filmmaker. While Berkowitz claimed he never had any interest in doing so the government realized for the first time the inherent dangers that could come from a person believing they could become famous and rich from committing heinous crimes and legislature was quickly passed to outlaw it. See more
Detective Lennie Briscoe
[carrying a suspect's book, JFK Jr., to Rey
Don't worry, I just bought it for the picture.
References Larry King Live