Law & Order: Los Angeles Season 1 Episode 11 (04/18/11)
“East Pasadena” continued to tackle the dramas of last week’s dual episode season premiere.
The episode centers around the death of Amanda Russell, a US Marine returned home from the Middle East. Amanda discovered that corrupt city council members and police were lining their pockets with kickbacks and extortion.
In a murder conspiracy members of the council and police officer Lt. Petracelli decide to silence Amanda permanently and frame her boyfriend.
In the end DDA Dekker is able to bring justice to the Russell family and citizens of the greater Los Angeles area as all the defendants receive the maximum sentencing, with Lt. Petracelli receiving the death penalty.