Narrator: On Feb. 3, 1971, at 10:42 p.m., Frank Serpico was shot in the face by Edgar Echevaria. Serpico did not die. The following day at various precinct houses of the New York Police Department, a collection was begun to hire a lawyer for Echevaria, and to pay for lessons to teach him to shoot better. This story takes place before that happened.
(This statement introduced Serpico.)