The Rookies (1972)

Season 1 Episode 4

The Informant

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 25, 1972 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Lt. Ryker: No, no search warrant. I don't want to hear any more about it. That's final.
      Gillis: Well, we've got nothing to lose by trying, Lieutenant.
      Lt. Ryker: You're wrong; you've got a great deal to lose. The more warrants you get turned down for, the harder they're going to look at the next request you make, and you got zip and zero to base this on.
      Webster: What about the girl at the hospital?
      Lt. Ryker: What is your informant's name? Where does she reside?
      Gillis: She, ah, she took off before we could ask her.
      Lt. Ryker: But she just volunteered the information?
      Webster: She was scared. She and Carter are planning on getting married. They're going to have a baby.
      Lt. Ryker: Touching. How do you know she's his girlfriend?
      Gillis: She told us.
      Lt. Ryker: You know she's pregnant because she told you. You know where certain stolen property is because she told you.
      Webster: Lieutenant, we're wasting time if we're going to get those furs.
      Lt. Ryker: Webster, you may be willing to take the word of someone whose name you don't know, whose address you cannot provide; but the law, and especially procedure relating to the issuance of a warrant to search and seize requires more than that, a lot more. Now, you find your informant, bring her in here, or secure her sworn affidavit and bring it in here, then maybe you can get your warrant.
      Gillis: Hey, Lieutenant, why would she try and lie to us?
      Lt. Ryker: I don't know, Gillis. On the other hand, I don't know why she'd tell you the truth either.