The Broken Badge (1978)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Police Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Broken Badge was one of several 2-hour Police Story specials telecast during the 1977-78 TV season. Claude Akins stars as a no-nonsense cop with a bad rep. A prostitute charges Akins with harassing her; shortly afterward, she turns up dead. The rest of the drama concerns Akins' straw-grasping efforts to exonerate himself from a murder charge. The "official" debut date of Broken Badge is August 27, 1978, though it appears that it was initially scheduled for an earlier telecast.

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police-officer, false-accusation, internal-affairs, murder-suspect, prostitute/prostitution, sexual-harassment