The D.A. (1971)

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    • The D.A.: Murder One
      It's up to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Paul Ryan to prove that Mary Brokaw, a highly skilled nurse, caused the deaths of numerous patients by administering lethal overdoses of insulin.
    • The D.A.: Conspiracy To Kill
      An old case comes to life again when new evidence causes Ryan to reopen a case he's already won, where the supposedly innocent victim now appears to be the mastermind behind a murder.
    • The People vs. Drake
      The People vs. Drake
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/17/71
      8.6
      Even though the father of a little girl has admitted to drowning his daughter, it's up to Ryan to show that it was pre-meditated murder.
    • The People vs. Edwards
      The People vs. Edwards
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/15/71
      8.0
      A trial's outcome hinges on the testimony of a woman against a drug pusher. But her own substance induced emotional instability may undo the D.A.'s case.
    • The People vs. Slovik
      The People vs. Slovik
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      10/22/71
      7.9
      It's 1971, racial tensions are still very high and causing an extreme bottleneck in the court system.
    • The People vs. Hendry
      The People vs. Hendry
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      9/24/71
      7.8
      Whether or not a suspect's confession is admissible is what will make or break a case of homicide.
    • The People vs. Gayda
      The People vs. Gayda
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/1/71
      7.8
      A law enforcement officer comes under scrutiny because of the number and type of deals he makes with the criminals he arrests.
    • The People vs. Lindsey
      The People vs. Lindsey
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/5/71
      7.7
      Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan and the District Attorney's Office is finding out just how difficult it is to get a conviction in a case of alleged child molestation.
    • The People vs. Swammerdam
      The People vs. Swammerdam
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/19/71
      7.7
      Illegal offshore oil dumping has become a major environmental problem and the D.A.'s office starts working night and day to catch the violators.
    • The People vs. Boley
      The People vs. Boley
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/7/72
      7.6
      A heartless furniture salesman who takes advantage of the poor and needy becomes Ryan's next target for prosecution.
    • The People vs. Fowler
      The People vs. Fowler
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      11/26/71
      7.6
      A woman is raped by a hooded assailant. Ryan's case depends on if she can positively identify him without having ever seen his face.
    • The People vs. Nelson
      The People vs. Nelson
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/10/71
      7.5
      A man and woman have brought a case against another man, charging him with robbery. But Ryan is finding out that there is more to this than meets the eye as a strange relationship between the three unfolds.
    • The People vs. Walsh
      The People vs. Walsh
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      12/24/71
      7.5
      There is no statue of limitations when it comes to a murder case, and Ryan now faces having to prosecute a murder that happened twenty years ago.
    • The People vs. Howard
      The People vs. Howard
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/3/71
      7.4
      Just when Ryan declares a case ready to close, another person comes forward and confesses to the same crime, throwing the whole first case out the window.
    • The People vs. Saydo
      The People vs. Saydo
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/8/71
      7.3
      A student radical is arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the law governing the control of a deadly weapon.
    • The People vs. Barrington
      The People vs. Barrington
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/12/71
      7.3
      Things start to go south for Ryan's case when the District Attorney's main witness shows signs of a coming nervous breakdown.
    • The People vs. Whitehead
      The People vs. Whitehead
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      12/17/71
      7.3
      Ryan has to walk carefully but can't shrink back in the prosecution of a public official accused of corruption and extortion.