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boston. >> i am 5'3", 100 and something pounds. with that comes a fear that i will be faced with a 6'2", 250-pound muscular guy that doesn't want to go to jail that day. when i don't want to get up at 5:00 in the morning, i think of a foot chase and i don't want to lose. you could be on the side of the road and your backup is a minute away. i have to stay on top of my game. it could save my life. it could save, you know, my partner's life. >> dig it in. >> that's a tremendous amount of responsibility that i take very seriously. >> nice, nice. good job. goo good. >> even though they have only been partners for a few months, patrol officers jen and pat rogers know each other well.
>> i drink some bad stuff. >> you drink bad stuff. >> i do drink bad stuff. i've always wants to do a cleanse. >> dude, it's good parsely and -- >> not food. >> what do you think is crazy i want to cleanse my body. >> you don't eat [ bleep ] anyway. i do cleanse the natural way. >> the natural way? >> coffee and -- >> coffee works every time. >> coffee works for you every time. that's for sure. we answer radio calls and that's the attention. want to stop? good morning, how are you? >> secondary to that would be motor vehicle enforcement. did you square away your registration yet? you're on your way to the registry right now. okay. sir, we'll just give you a warning. have a good day. we're just a presence, a detour
to criminal activity. >> every stop is different. some test your metal, some your patience. >> do you think he knows the speed limit over here is only 30 miles an hour. >> i can't see his plate. >> can't really tell. ohio. hi, how are you. two things, one your plate is obscured. i don't know if it's got a cover on it but you can't have those -- do you want to understand why you got stopped? >> i don't need to know why -- >> part of my job is to inform you -- >> i only got to give you my license and registration -- >> i want you to understand -- part of my job is make sure you understand what's wrong. >> i do. >> so what is your understanding of why i pulled you over? >> you have nothing to do, i guess. >> do you have your license on you? thank you so much. he was so rude. i tried to explain why i stopped him and he doesn't want to listen, so now i'll put it in writing for him. get back in the car.
get back in the [ bleep ] car. do you have an issue? >> i have to be somewhere. >> we can discuss that. you don't get out of the car on a traffic stop. you're welcome to do, that sir. >> trust me. >> being a female police officer comes with certain challenges and obstacles. there are people that just don't respect a woman in a role of authority. i've dealt with quite a few people that just cannot handle the fact that it's a female telling them what to do. >> kind of fora second? >> no, i'm good. i'm good. >> everybody, yeah, first thing to do this morning is go over on river street. >> they track down fugitives, often times the worst of the worst, often times cold-blooded
killers. today officers greg and winston will work together as partners. they are going after anthony woodro, a hard-core drug killer convicted of selling crack crack cocaine. one escaped from the a transitional facility. >> he walked away from the brick house about a month ago. drug dealer, five-page record. search warrants on his house. >> the problem is he has a lot of places to hide. >> that's his girl? >> yeah, i mean, she visits him a lot in jail. >> okay. >> the target's son. this is the target's nephew. he's also got a warrant. >> it's a giant shell game, but bankers gets an idea. >> maybe we'll go to everywhere accept for her. obviously he'll get the word that the police are looking for him.
hopefully and he was like no, police never came here. >> safe house for him. that's good. >> how does that sound? >> sounds good. >> maybe -- >> yeah. >> where you want to go? >> lunch is on you so -- >> sales? >> no, no, don't like sals. >> you don't like south boston, do you? >> some jerk chicken. >> oh, man, can i eat that in the bathroom sitting on the toilet? because that's what i need to do. >> sushi? >> you have to go to the north end. >> the north end? >> yeah. >> now you're talking crazy. >> dude, how we going to work together if we can't even agree on lunch? >> across town, jen and pat
switch to an unmarked car for a new awe sissignment, tracking d warrant. elvis day la cruise is on probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend but allowed the battery on his gps bracelet to die, which caused for immediately arrest. >> the gps, it makes a ton of noise if the battery is dying. so probably on purpose. >> he could be out and about running the streets doing whatever. >> the victim on the case, maybe they want to make sure he stays away from her. either way, you go to cuff them up, a big deal. >> they confirmed the pizza joint where he works but when serving a warrant, nothing is guaranteed. >> we don't know how this kid will be when we get down there. who knows if he's really going to run, but he might.
>> i want you to tell me what's going on with your bracelet and i'll tell you what is happening with us. >> they are serving a warrant on elvis dela cruise who violated his probation for assault by letting the battery run out. >> i was working all day yesterday. i fell asleep. i mean, i went home, fell asleep. forgot to charge my bracelet. woke up put the charge on, went to work, that's it. >> okay. >> i'm just -- >> that's just a warrant this morning for you. they want you arrested to go see your probation officer. >> so i got to stay until tomorrow in jail? >> he goes to the high park avenue police station. jen and pat follow behind to do the booking and learn more about him. >> how many hours they make you work? >> depending between 40 and 50. >> and you're staying away from the girl you had issues with, right? >> actually, the bracelet i feel comfortable in it because that's my only protection right now. >> so we know where you're at?
>> yeah. >> since i've come home i've been taking two classes, fatherhood program and battery program. >> really? what's the fatherhood program. >> parenting and guys, all guys so we just talk, just talk -- >> how tough it is being and father and stuff. >> yeah and things we have to do to take care of our kids. >> elvis, you're doing the right thing and working most than most adults i know. you're taking care of your daughter. keep doing what you're doing. i hope you never see me or my partner again unless we're picking up pizza down the street. we'll get you situated and call the bail bonds men. okay? >> thank you. >> step this way. >> he made bad choices but was trying to make up for it and doing the right thing, which is important to see. there is a lot more to policing than putting handcuffs on someone and putting them in a jail cell. maybe they need someone to actually listen to them.
i have a twin sister melissa. growing up we just always had different personalities. she has made choices that i don't agree with. she's been in some trouble with the law and drugs and battling addiction. i haven't seen her in like two years. i struggle with the fact that i am not close with her. about two years ago, she had a baby boy tristian. she put him up for adoption. it was really tough on the family. but i'm determined to stay a part of his life. >> hi, jen, come in. good to see you. >> thank you so much for inviting me. >> really? >> tristian. >> he is so big. >> we're lucky enough where his
adoptive parents, jen and paul, really do want us to be in his life. so it's nice to see like now that he's older, you can see his facial features coming. >> he looks like you. >> they want him to have as many people in his life as they can that love him and that includes my sister. >> i was looking forward to meeting her and she didn't make it. >> yeah, i think she's just too sad. you know, i wish to death i could raise a child -- >> while you're working 70 hours aweek. >> yeah, i'm working a lot and i just live alone, but i think what you guys are doing is amazing. >> we're thrilled and very happy to have, you know, have you guys be in his life and our lives, as well. >> we appreciate it. i think there's going to be a ton of people that love him. >> yes. >> can i get a picture? >> there you go. >> little camera. >> the end goal for me is to be happy and content and live a life i'm proud of. that includes my sister and
although, i don't necessarily agree with how she handled being a mom and how she handled that responsibility, i have to move past that. you know, she has to move past that and with that, i think it would be good for her to have a relationship with tristian and if i can help that, then i want to do that. but first, i have to find her. across down, greg and the fugitive unit are just starting their shift. their target is drug dealer anthony woodrum. >> he has a long criminal history. drop rock, a lot of drugs always dealing drug. there is information he might be at regina road across from kfc on washington street. a female he's with has a warrant for assault and battery.
>> the plan is to bang on doors of associates hoping someone will gave up information on his whereabouts. >> is anthony here? >> no. >> okay. >> is there anybody else here? >> just me and marry. >> open the door, mary. we are looking for this gentleman. >> i've never seen him. >> call him drop rock. >> no, sir. >> no? you sure? >> positive. >> what's your name, dear? >> maddi. >> do you have an id? do you just crash here? >> no, no, we're friends. >> i wish you told tell me where he is. >> we don't know. >> they are wanted on drug charges so they have a choice, give him up or go to jail. >> i think they know but they are going to jail. they won't give him up. so they wouldn't play. every day anthony woodrum is out
on the street, there is a potential for violence and people to get hooked on drugs because of him. fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve military members, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. thshe makes a nifty livingn sleeping on mattresses pioneered by engineers whose singluar devotion is not stopping until they have given her the best sleep of her life. that's not greta. save up to $500 on the tempur-ergo collection and get
my mom is my best friend. she's someone i go to with just about everything in my life. >> did you water? >> yes. take a long time. >> so what have you done this week? >> work, work, work. >> how is pat? >> good. >> he's a good guy. >> yeah. >> he is. >> we had a really good arrest the other night for drugs. >> oh my goodness. look at all that money. >> those are all hundred dollar bills. >> look at that. >> you and pat must have been happy about that. >> yeah, we did like i think a little high five in the middle of the street. >> natchos. >> thank you. >> i saw tristian for his birthday. >> i have the intelligence to know that. you remember after she delivered him, i said what good are you to him? i can't believe that you thought
it was a good idea to have him adopted. i said i think it's the best thing that could happen. i couldn't take him. >> i couldn't take him. >> i tried. my doctor said i couldn't take care of him. >> how can she not be so selfish to see that was the best decision for him. mentally she should know that, you know, she didn't have the means to take care of him. she knows that she wasn't clean. >> that's for sure. >> she didn't have a plan. >> that poor baby had to go through withdraw. he is in a good home. to him, that's his family. even though it hurts -- >> mom, it's the same. >> i know. >> we had this conversation five years ago, seven years ago. like it's the same thing over and over again. she'll get on probation -- >> exactly. >> and then she gets violated again. seeing her picked up for prostitution or in and out of the court system, given what i deal with every day, goes against everything i sort of --
>> it's hard for me because i'm her mother. >> i know, mom. >> and no matter what, at the end of the day i still love her. i still worry about her. >> my new years resolution this year was to try to have some sort of communication with her, but even talking to you i'm so mad, i hate to say it but i'm just so mad. >> i know you are. >> i'm hopeful and i want to be hopeful for you and she's my twin sister and a part of me feels like we should have somewhat of a relationship. i want the lines of communication open because i want her to be participant of triasians life and be part of the family. i really would like to find her. meanwhile, the fugitive unit continues to search for drug dealer anthony woodrum.
they are pressuring his known associates but so far nobody is talking. tonight's target, his nephew, reputed gang member. >> is develle home? >> i think so. >> he never went to court. >> he didn't? >> no. >> we knew his bedroom was in the basement. develle. yo, yo, when we go in there we say show your hands. you know, you're under arrest. if you're not dressed, you're getting handcuffed and we're dressing you and doing everything for you. it's out of your control. >> stop resisting. >> you know what the [ bleep ]. >> we can't let people walk around in the house where they might have weapons hidden or guns or knives or whatever. >> are you the same [ bleep ] cop. >> you are an h-block kid, right? >> yeah. >> that's cool.
>> do you know he's in a gang, dear? >> did you know he's in a gang, dear? >> i'm not in a dang. >> you just said h-block. >> i'm not in a gang. >> you just said you were h-block. >> shut up. i don't want to talk to y'all. you just told my grandmother i'm in a gang. >> they took him to the station for his outstanding warrants. he didn't rat out his uncle. they hope he'll take the bait and head to his girlfriend's house to hide. i'm not sure what my sister is doing with her life right now. she kind of has had different boyfriends here and there and, you know, has been in different cities. i don't know what those cities
are or where she's at. when we're on patrol or i'm driving around, we're getting these calls for, you know, someone that od-ed or a prostitute that got beat up, it's difficult not to think of my sister. it's difficult not to imagine that it could be her. >> there is fight going on inside the apartment. >> the call comes in about a fight. >> check the call, any mention of weapons? >> it's on a dangerous block where recently a pregnant woman was shot to death at a party. >> we have no idea what is at fault. who started it, what is going on or who we're there to protect. >> back up, what the [ bleep ] are you doing? that's one of the most dangerous
situations. get out of here. get out of here. >> take the keys out. >> down here. >> someone said you got a gun. put them right on the steering wheel. >> take your left hand and slowly unlock the door. >> do not move. >> get out of the car. >> get down on the [ bleep ] ground right now. face down. >> go. hands behind your back. >> who saw the gun? who saw the gun? who saw it? [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. this is kevin. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪
>> i was here with him -- >> what's the fight about? >> start smoking weed. my nephew tells them they have kids in the house. >> okay. >> i get in the middle, the driver hits me. the whole thing escalated. >> we're trying to find this guy. we need to know if he ditched it. what did you see? >> someone said a gun -- >> no gun. >> in that car. get in the car, yes. >> yeah, he has the gun. >> so you were saying he was in the car when he pointed the firearm at you? he was in the car. >> yeah. >> while the k 9 team looks for the gun, they head back to the station to book the two suspect suspects.
>> i spilled the water everywhere. >> did you spill the water on this? >> no, i spilled it there. >> stop pressing buttons. lights in the back are going on for no [ bleep ] reason. was it the whole water? >> no, there's, still some water left. >> not touching it look at this. like a [ bleep ] christmas tree. >> the whole thing just -- [ laughter ] >> i'm going to have to get you a sippy cup. [ laughter ] >> hello. >> look who is home. >> what's going on? >> good morning. >> good morning. >> how was work? >> it was good. >> my wife right now works what we call the midnight shift, 1: -- 11:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
we have 4-year-old twin boys with different personalities. greg is out going and adam tends to be a little shyer. >> i'll get socks and shoes. >> go, go, go. >> you got to get ready for school. >> my kids understand what we do. they say mommy and daddy are police officers, they catch the bad guys but don't have a complete grasp of what we obviously do whether we go to work. >> say bye dada. >> give me a kiss. >> all right. >> bye, dada. >> is that dude from last year? >> yeah. >> put on new stuff. >> in the hunt for anthony woodrum. in the fugitive unit they get an unexpected lead. >> when his boys shot a video, there was license plates in the
cars they were using. this is good. we know where he's hanging out. >> the gang to help us. in the mall see what we find? >> a few hours later, the night gang unit steps in to assist in the hunt for anthony. they have information there will be a big presence at the hip-hop show. they are going down there to help keep the pressure on. >> hey, i don't know if you know or not, but so far we've seen h-block, mhp and 214. [ bleep ]. >> i don't know if you want but so far we've seen -- >> chill, chill, chill. [ bleep ]. >> stop resisting. stop resisting. >> the gang members refuse to cooperate. but the word is out on the street the cops are after drop
rock, and it's all part of bankers strategy to convince woodrow is the only house that's not visbeen visited yet is the e of his girlfriend. on patrol in high park, you never know what to expect in the wee hours of the morning. >> still, he's not taken it, right? >> no. get off the phone. why do you think it's okay to take your penis out of your pants on high park avenue? >> it's not right. i'm sorry. it's not okay. >> not even partially like blocked off. >> id? >> you've been drinking? >> yes, yes. >> where were you drinking? >> in my yard. >> so you live right there? >> yeah. >> you just couldn't make it
home? >> you couldn't piss in your own yard? >> all right. we're good. let's go. don't say sorry to us. say sorry to the tree. assigned tonight shift. jen spends her days searching for her twin sister melissa. a friend seen melissa in the city of lynn just north of boston. >> i will head over to lynn pd, see if they have information on her whereabouts. i'm trying to find out some information about my sister. her name is melissa penton. p as in peter, enton. >> yeah.
i can give you a view of the log. >> that would be helpful, thank you. >> okay. hold on a second. >> thank you. >> she's in on the 24th, the middlef the week. >> so it says she was bailed out. does that mean she was arrested and bailed from the station or did she go right to court? >> she should have been bailed right here from the station, yes. >> okay. just trying to figure out right now if she has any warrants or if she's on probation, kind of get track of her. is this her new address? >> that would be address she gave at the time of the booking. >> okay. thank you so much. >> okay. >> i'm very worried for my sister. i'm scared for her. e next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it,
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almost two years. >> there is things i want to say to her and things i think that she should hear. i think it will be difficult to swallow some of my anger and issues with her. i can't go in there and take on my police stance of controlling the situation because it's not like that. there is this pit in my stomach right now and i would say it's probably a lot of emotion. a lot of not knowing what to expect. there is my sister. hi john. hi, how are you? how are you? >> good. >> how were you? >> good. >> hi. i'm louis. >> jennifer, nice to finally meet you. >> see, she does look a lot like me, doesn't she? >> just a little bit -- >> down. >> is it sylvin street. >> we'll go there.
by bye. >> specials right up top. >> did you just cut your hair. >> a little bit ago. >> where were you actually? >> jail. >> oh, you were? i thought mom said -- >> no, i just got out -- no, i was but that didn't work out the way it was supposed to. yeah, i got six months suspends, two years probation. i would rather do the six months and get it over with. >> you would rather go to jail for six months than stay on probation for four years in. >> the program we work eight hours a day. >> you know that's what most people work. i work 8.5 hours a day. that's what most people work. >> it's a program. >> you've been to a ton of programs and never completed them. have you? >> no anyway, tell me what
you've been up to. >> i'm in boston pd. >> doing big things. >> i work in narp cot ticks. i want to do a lot of narcotic work. >> see, i can teach you something. >> i think you're right about that. hopefully not from present experience, hopefully from past experience. >> yeah. anyway, where is my present from mom? oh my god, look at my son. he looks exactly like me. >> yeah. so, i have some good news. >> what? >> i -- when i went to go see tristian and his new family. they were amazing and all about us being part of his life and having you in his life and everything and i think that if you wanted to set something up or if you wanted to go with me or mom or whoever, we could go see him. >> yeah, i definitely do. i want him to know me and not
think i abandoned him and just left him, you know what i mean? i don't want him to be angry at me. >> if you want that, they are very willing. they want that. >> i definitely want to see him and see where he lives. you know when he gets older and able to talk, i want him to have my phone number and call me any time he wants. i don't know if they don't want me to call -- >> they do. they are amazing. >> than you plan something out and if it doesn't work, you get disappointed. i don't like disappointment. i have enough disappointment in my life. ♪ ♪ >> i think addiction is a journey. it doesn't solve itself overnight. she could battle with this probably for the rest of her life. she has to want it for herself. i can't want it for her. my mom can't want it for her.
even her son can't want it for her. ♪ ♪ i was in the u.s. army for four years. i served in dessert shield dessert storm. the military prepared me for the police department. the military taught me be prepared, be ready. you don't know what's coming. when i first started with the boston police department, we got a call for a person with a knife. i remember looking to my left, the suspect pulls his arms from under his shift and i'm like holy be holy [ bleep ]. big rusty machete and he started
running towards me, never said a word. he wasn't even 2 feet behind me. he had the machete behind my head was going to split my head like a watermelon. fired and kept running. he was down on the ground. that was it. he was done. one round. every day that i go to work i think about that day because i know how fast things can get out of control, and how dangerous this job really is. >> it's d-day for greg and the hunt for drug dealer anthony woodrum. he's been carefully laying a trap, visiting every one of his associates except for his girlfriend hoping he'll believe her apartment is the only safe place to hide. >> and this next address, she's the one that's been with him for years. it's cold and rainy. maybe they will be snuggled in
watching movies, eating popcorn and we can grab him. bam. time to go back to jail. >> with fugitive units spread out across the city, today bankers rides alone. >> this is the tan one on the left, the bricks. she's supposed to be in there on the third floor. so i'll just have to sit here. this is the woman that visited him the most in jail. who is that dude? oh, i like that. so you check a weekly ads to get the best sale prices? i do! do you think you can get the same great prices all in one place with walmart's low price guarantee? let's see. ok. every bbq's got to have... chips! walmart's always working to lower costs so you get more savings. hot dogs! you're going to knock it out of the park. you found a lower advertised price but walmart will match that right at the register. that's cool! you don't even need the ad with you! ready? wow!
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>> yeah, he's on the street now. a blackjack et, blue jeans and a cap. he's getting in a black mercedes. 37, anybody else close by to rock land and dale? how far away are you guys? he might take off. >> yeah, greg, we're like ten minutes away, stand by. >> with no backup nearby, he has to make a choice whether to move on the suspect by himself or let him go. >> obviously, i know how dangerous this job is. he's a bad ass. he might dust himself off. i'm going to stick with him. yeah, you see me? anybody else close by? anybody behind me?
i need some backup now. >> which way is he heading? >> taking a right on warren up towards grove hall. >> i'm right behind you. >> pull in front of him, 2-1 stop. >> police, don't move. stay in the car. >> put this window down. >> another back window. >> anthony, right? can i get a license, please? >> you have no id on you? >> no, sir. >> is your name -- really you're 44 years old. >> the guy says name is andre eps but banks isn't buying it. >> let me see your tattoos. he didn't have any id on him. your tattoos won't lie because. i have pictures of those tattoos. yeah, it's him.
we got him. >> come on, buddy, relax. right in this area. >> tattoos, can't hide those tattoos. >> okay. that's a positive. >> grew a little beard, glasses on, tried to give me a fake name. this is good. move onto the next case. >> i can honestly say now i don't take it home with me. i have to look at it like it's a game and i know i'll be lied to. i know somebody will try to assault me or some day somebody will try to kill me again but i can't let that bother me. >> check this thing out. let me know what it's like. >> i can't go home angry or mad or stressed out this guy hasn't been caught or that guy hasn't been caught. obviously, my boys help me a lot. i get to escape through them, you know. >> everybody in. that's the only people we can get in here. >> my kids, my family are a big part of helping me stay sane.
>> wow, wow, wow, what are you doing there? >> doing this job you realize how life, how fragile life is. as a police officer, it is a struggle knowing that my sister is on the other side of that line, the line i choose to stand on the right of. what is going on? did you miss a court date? especially when i deal with people in similar situations like my sister that might have a warrant when i arrest them. what are these for? >> going to be out 20 arrests on another code 11. >> when i talk to people battling addiction, they look at you with the most sad hope less look like they are outside of themselves. like they are doing it but don't want to. been drinking this morning? last night? >> couple last night. >> it's awful to think about and
then put someone that you care about, put someone that is your family in that situation. it's really difficult to deal with that. out on the street when we're dealing with people, they look at us and they look at the police as these robot faces that just don't understand and i get that a lot. i get you don't understand, and what do you know about my situation? i do know. i seen personally what drugs and crime can do to a family, and there are things that you can do in life and choices that you can make to get you away from where you were brought up. i know more than anything that you can change and that you can, you know, turn your life around
if you want to. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com i'm susan hendrix in atlanta. tonight cnn is confirming that the president says his country could accept the bid if circumstances permit and not just nicaragua. no additional information on this. edward snowden admitted disclosing classified documenteds about american surveillance programs. he's believed to be at an airport in june. back in neto