Errors of Judgement Part 1 (1996)

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  • Prime Suspect V Alternative

Synopsis

Police drama. DS Jane Tennison has been transferred to Greater Manchester Police, where she has to work as a community relations officer at local schools. She sees the move as a demotion, and when she confronts DCS Ballinger about it, he gives her the apparently straightforward case of the shooting of a young drug dealer to investigate. In addition to the dead man, Michael Johns, who was unknown to the police, has been badly wounded. He will not say who shot him, but the local drug lord The Street is known to be involved. The following day a 14-year-old boy, Campbell Lafferty, confesses to the shooting, but Michael Johns refutes this. Campbell is released, but minutes later the police discover he is the real killer. They try to find him but his mother informs them he was abducted on the way home. The Street is responsible, and has taken him to a disused swimming pool, planning for the injured Michael Johns to take out revenge.

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