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Boston's Finest # 6 - Family Matters

Aired September 1, 2013 - 20:00   ET


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Halt. The police.



DIAMANTINO "D" ARAUJO, BOSTON POLICE: You need to be one step ahead. You got to be quick. Almost like an athlete.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right to that gun, up and out, toward the body, bang, bang. Gun is not moving. Gun is staying on that threat. And look at the --

ARAUJO: We've got to train over and over until your body just reacts. When you go to work, you never know what's going to happen.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Presses your body armor on. Slow, easy press. Single brain shot. Remember the guy was trying to kill you. All you had was the head shot. Make off with this. Here we go. Single brain shot.

ARAUJO: Last year in December, it was before Christmas.


ARAUJO: Myself and the guys from the gang unit, we were chasing an individual who had a firearm. He made a left turn around the building. When I took that corner, all I saw was the muzzle pointed at my direction. Just happened so quick. My body was numb. Many things was going through my head.

Usually when you think too much, you're going to get killed, but he didn't shoot me when he had a chance. Did he get nervous? I don't know. If he would have pulled the trigger, it would have been the last day I was going to see my family.

And then suddenly the training kicked in. I was quick enough to discharge my gun before he did, and he kept on running. He was tackled down by the other officers from the gang unit.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fire everything you have. Final lock back.

ARAUJO: As a police officer, you know, having the gun pointed in your direction, it's the nature of the job. So I just got to be ready. You never know when it's going to happen again.


GREG DANKERS, OFFICER, FUGITIVE UNIT: Break it down. Breakfast. First one down here gets to choose their color of pancake. Come on. Isn't that pretty? Mix the colors up.


DANKERS: What color are you? Look at this pancake I'm going to eat.

My wife and I are police officers and my mother lives with us. She'll get the boys up, get them dressed, feed them breakfast. We're really grateful for everything that she does for us.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Usually she's home by this time.

DANKERS: My wife works overnight midnight to 7:30. I have to be at work at 7:30. So it's hard for Nancy and I just to have time for ourselves. She works a lot harder than the rest of us.


DANKERS: You know what I mean?


DANKERS: I get to go sleep at night. She's out there on the streets.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She's got to do all the stuff around the house, too.

DANKERS: I can't remember the last time I did -- I was allowed to do something for her. Because she does. She works her ass off.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're so busy raising kids and working that you don't focus on some other areas of your life.

DANKERS: So if I try to make her dinner one of these nights, will you keep these two occupied while --


DANKERS: -- Nancy and I have a little dinner?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's one more.

DANKERS: You want to split it?

NARRATOR: "D" Araujo and Manny Canuto start their shift at unit headquarters.

DANIEL GRIFFIN, OFFICER, GANG UNIT: You guys mind going over (INAUDIBLE) by Tommy's highway? Supposedly they've been shooting back and forth, and if you guys could check -- you know, check it out and see what's going on over there.

NARRATOR: They know the drill all too well. It starts with rumors of gunfire. It can end with something a lot worse.

BRIAN "SMIG" SMIGIELSKI, DETECTIVE, GANG UNIT: Find out what you can from anybody over in that area and if it's legitimate we could start putting everything together.

MANNY CANUTO, BOSTON POLICE, GANG UNIT: OK. We'll both talk to some people we know up there and let you guys know what we found.

GRIFFIN: Yes. All right. Thank you.

ARAUJO: The more information you have as a police officer, the better you can do your job, but you have to pick it up on your own.

CANUTO: We'll stop and talk to them.

If you don't get out of the car and talk to individuals, you're going to be clueless.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's up, man? What are you working? You working?

CANUTO: I hear there's a lot going on out here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know what's going on.

ARAUJO: It's tough because out on the street they try not to snitch on each other.


ARAUJO: That didn't go good.

CANUTO: It is frustrating at first. But it just showed you that you might just have to work a little bit harder with one individual than you might have to work with another individual.

What's going on, man?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Believe me, not too much.

CANUTO: Nothing much? What's up with you?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've been around. Been working, you know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I respect all the people but what we're doing that's (EXPLETIVE DELETED), man.

ARAUJO: They'll tell you like (INAUDIBLE).

NARRATOR: The tip confirms the recent reports of gunfire. An office and address of a possible target.

CANUTO: He kept repeating about, you know, that it's all about making money. So more like it's drug-related. Now stop right there.

ARAUJO: Some of those gang members out there really dangerous. Out on the street, it's business out there.

You want to walk down there?

CANUTO: I just walk down this street?

ARAUJO: Yes. See if you can grab anything, take any (INAUDIBLE).

CANUTO: All right. I'll do that.

ARAUJO: See you later.


ARAUJO: The memory of the person that had pulled the gun on me still feels like it's almost like yesterday. That re-enforces when you go out there, things happen quick.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What are you doing?

CANUTO: Hey, man. Boston Police. We're going.


ARAUJO: He just lives around here, but (INAUDIBLE) was right. There's bullet holes all in the side of the wall here.

NARRATOR: For Officers "D" Araujo and Manny Canuto, those bullet holes are proof of the recent gunfire in (INAUDIBLE).

CANUTO: The whole window smashed. Two more bullet holes there.

NARRATOR: They've seen these kinds of images before. Leaving little doubt about gang activity at the house. And that puts it at the center of the gang unit's developing investigation.

SMIGIELSKI: These are great.

NARRATOR: Detective Brian Smigielski runs the address. And the system pops up a familiar face.

CANUTO: Nathan Paisley. He is an active gang member from Greenfield Street.

ARAUJO: Nathan Paisley, causing a lot of violence in the city.

SMIGIELSKI: We arrested him a couple of years ago with a firearm. And that case is still ongoing. CANUTO: We were having problems with a different gang group and there's been numerous shots fired between the two groups. He is a very dangerous guy.

SMIGIELSKI: We'll have a meeting with the SWAT team, brief them and pick, you know, the morning that works best for everybody.

CANUTO: Do you want us to be part of the raid?


NARRATOR: The gang unit is no stranger to violence. But when the threat of gunfire is at its highest, the SWAT team is called in.

ARAUJO: This will be Nathan Paisley's second firearm charge. Someone in their position, they're not going to give a piece. You know? They put up a fight.

NARRATOR: The raid will take a few days to plan. A few days for everyone to prepare for whatever Nathan Paisley might do.

JENNIFER PENTON, OFFICER, PATROL: Have you ever had a secret?

PAT ROGERS, OFFICER, PATROL: Have we just met? Do you think I ever had a secret?

PENTON: But I thought maybe in the off chance that you get like a little philosophical.

ROGERS: Wait, you said last time I wasn't culted.

PENTON: Do you want to know what the secret is?

ROGERS: No. Don't ruin it for me because (INAUDIBLE).


PENTON: The secret just says that you kind of design your own destiny. Positive thinking will get you ahead.

ROGERS: How is that a secret? I could have told you that. No secret. Don't eat yellow snow. That's a secret. I'll put that on a (EXPLETIVE DELETED) piece of paper and get paid millions of dollars for it.

PENTON: Whoa. That's fast. Go around and see the right side.


You know why you got pulled over?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. I was kind of going a little fast.

ROGERS: A little bit.

PENTON: Have we met before? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, ma'am.

PENTON: Now you had issues, if I remember correctly, with drugs, right?


ROGERS: Honesty is the best policy. Is there anything on you or in the car?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Nothing on me, and no. There's not.


PENTON: Do you mind if we look?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Do what you got to do. You can do it.

ROGERS: All right. But there are no needles on you?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Absolutely not.

ROGERS: So which one you got here?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: About 800 or something.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Go to the mall. Get a charm for my girlfriend. I just got my check.

PENTON: My sister has struggled with a lot of drugs over the last 15 years, and in the past it definitely caused a rift between us. And you always suspect that maybe they could relapse or that they're lying to you. So dealing with him, I don't think either of us believed his story about buying a gift for his girlfriend. We felt there was more to the story.

NARRATOR: But on this morning their search comes up empty.


ROGERS: You're not in cuff, so that's always good, right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Thank you. I appreciate that.

PENTON: But people can be really good at lying to us. You're thinking, did I miss something? But you never know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get that thing together and call me and let me know and I'm going to put some people out on the spot for the surveillance.

DANKERS: Yes. We should be leaving here in about 10 minutes.

NARRATOR: The target for Greg Dankers and the Fugitive Unit is Darrell Jackson who's added new charges to his prior convictions for larceny and forgery.

DANKERS: He is wanted for a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend.

RYAN MASON, OFFICER, FUGITIVE UNIT: He was living with the victim. I want to go (INAUDIBLE). I have to do this quick.

DANKERS: There's definitely an urgency to finding these people because abusers are basically bullies, and as we all know with bullies, they're never going to stop until somebody confronts them. So we are the ones that have to step in and say, this isn't going happen anymore.

NARRATOR: After a quick survey of the scene.

MASON: I think we're standing down for now.

NARRATOR: Dankers and Ryan Mason lay low waiting for the rest of the team.

DANKERS: If you could be a superhero, who would you be?

MASON: Who is the team? That was, like, the Iceman and what do you call it? They weren't the Avengers but something like that, though.


MASON: No. No. There was like the girl who was like --

DANKERS: The thing.

MASON: The thing. There's something else. "Fantastic Four" or something.

DANKERS: Yes, yes, I remember that. You'll probably like the Smurfs and stuff. The Smurfs.

MASON: Smurfs, Blue's Clues. My Little Pony.

DANKERS: What that?

MASON: You kind of look like that Gargamel dude.

DANKERS: No, I don't. I look a lot better.

MASON: I can surveillance (INAUDIBLE).

DANKERS: Is that me? They're here. Let's go get them. You don't want to tip that person off or alert them.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston Police. You've got to come to the door.

MASON: No movement on the windows out here.

DANKERS: OK. Thanks. Maybe we think they're in the house but we're not sure so we've got to sit and watch and watch. MASON: Saw the window is kind of cracked on the back.

NARRATOR: An open window. It's a dangerous point of entry. But with a warrant in hand for the search of the apartment, it's a risk the cops will have to take.

DANKERS: You just don't know what's coming. You always have to be ready for something unexpected.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We'll come to the front door as quick as we can.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. They're going in.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston Police. We have a warrant. We're coming in.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (INAUDIBLE) are going to go inside and then we'll come to the front door as quick as we can.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: OK. They're going in.

DANKERS: You always have to be ready for something unexpected.

NARRATOR: In the search for Darrell Jackson, wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, the Fugitive Unit has taken a risky route inside.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston Police. We have a warrant. We're coming in. Boston police.




DANKERS: Man that hit women are obviously cowards. And now it becomes a hunt like I got to stalk him. I got to find him. I got to get him. The chase is on.

PENTON: I have a twin sister, Melissa. I have not spent much time with her over the last few years. She battles with different addictions. My mom ended up calling me early this morning saying that Melissa went to the emergency room.


PENTON: Hi. I brought you a little get-well package.

MELISSA: You did? I see.

PENTON: And I got you some flowers.

MELISSA: Thank you. PENTON: So this is the place. It's bigger than you've described it, honey.


MELISSA: I know. I like a guy who lives in a shoe shop.

PENTON: No. It's big, actually. Very good. Sit tight. Relax. I'll put these on the water.

It made me extremely happy to see where she was living and what her life was like. She's in a safe environment.

How's this?

MELISSA: It looks pretty.

PENTON: Do you like them? Did they cheer you up?


PENTON: Want to sit up and see --

MELISSA: Yes. I was wondering what that was.

PENTON: Were you?

MELISSA: My god.

PENTON: Do you remember that?

MELISSA: I do remember this.

PENTON: That's senior prom, right? Yes.

MELISSA: Yes. And when I see -- my god. I didn't have a date but that's OK. I didn't want to go anyway. Not like anybody asked me.

PENTON: My relationship with my sister is new, and it's strange to be a twin for 30 years and not really know your twin.

So what happened? What's going on?

MELISSA: Nothing. Not much. It's gall bladder.

PENTON: It's your gallbladder? What did the doctor say?

MELISSA: They're going to take care of it. Yes, we're going to do it that day, but then all of a sudden they find out what happened to it.

PENTON: How is the pain? Did they give you anything?

MELISSA: Yes. Vicodin. But I haven't -- I have to -- I gave it to Lewis to drop off to be certain.

PENTON: If you don't need it, I wouldn't take it, you know? MELISSA: I just have been trying to stay away from it.

PENTON: Did you tell them about your history with drug use and stuff?

MELISSA: Yes, they know that.

PENTON: Before they gave it to you?

MELISSA: Yes. They know that.

PENTON: So have you spoke to your probation officer since --

ARAUJO: Are we going to go bowling?


ARAUJO: Come on. Let's go.

NARRATOR: The SWAT team is still prepping for the raid on Nathan Paisley's house. Giving "D" Araujo a chance to catch up with his wife and his kids.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Daddy is going to be the (INAUDIBLE), she said, right?

ARAUJO: Are you going to be everybody?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm going to bowl real hard at you.


ARAUJO: I haven't told my wife yet about the raid. You know, I try to keep my job away from the family, and that day with the person that had pulled the gun me, that was like my biggest fear. I called my wife and started laughing. I called and she was crying. She was, that's why I hate your job because stuff like that.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There you go. Almost.

ARAUJO: You guys want to go play video games?

My kids look up to me. Especially my son. You know, I want to be the hero, you know, for him.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you working tonight?

ARAUJO: No, no. I'm off tonight.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Are you going to have a busy week?

ARAUJO: I'm going to be on a raid with SWAT this week. They're having fun.



ARAUJO: She knows it's a dangerous job. The last thing she wants to do is be a single mother with two kids. I understand her fear because I have that same fear, too. But at the same time I try to teach my kids to be brave, you know, to face their fear.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't know. I know you love your job.

ARAUJO: You guys had fun?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's going on?

ROGERS: You sped down (INAUDIBLE). We're right behind you the whole time.

PENTON: You guys smoking up? I can smell it. I got a nose like a little puppy. You guys got a bag of weed, just give it up. It's a bag of weed. It's fine. You know that? OK. Right away I give a look to Pat because the weed was packaged for sale.

NARRATOR: Weed packaged for sale changes the game. While possession is only a fine, selling can mean jail time.

PENTON: There's two males. A male driver and a male passenger and two females in the backseat.

ROGERS: Everybody is going to get out of here.

PENTON: Here, step back here. But stay right there. Don't move. Stay with this officer. You got that? This is what was in the glove box. We need to find out who those dime bags belong to.

ROGERS: OK. I do want to take it from there.

PENTON: Better to separate them and make sure that their stories add up. People aren't going to rat out their friends.

ROGERS: OK? You ready? The weed in the glove compartment, whose is that?


NARRATOR: For Patrol Officers Jenn Penton and Pat Rogers, a traffic stop has turned up two bags of marijuana.

PENTON: This is what was in the glove box. Let's talk to the driver first. Having multiple people, it's better to separate them and make sure that their stories add up. Here's what the odds now, OK? I've got to tell you, it's package for sale?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We bought it like that so we could smoke.

ROGERS: OK. So the weed in the glove compartment, whose that belong to?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's all of us.

ROGERS: All of us.


PENTON: People don't just buy personal use weed in multiple dime bags. If it's going to be for personal use, they're going to have it in just one bag. It's not going to be broken up into different bags.

OK. We're going to have a conversation with your buddy. Same thing.

Sometimes people aren't going to rat out their friends and they're not going to be truthful, but if we want to get the right person for this, we're going to have to get the passenger to tell us the truth.

ROGERS: OK. You ready? The weed in the glove compartment, whose is that?


ROGERS: Your boy's. OK. And the weed in the bag?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's my weed.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And that's a seventh so --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So I need my weed because I paid money.

PENTON: You don't get the weed bag. Could have been half a gram. You get -- you still get $100 fine. That's the law.

ROGERS: All right.

PENTON: Go ahead.

I can't say that the person who sells marijuana is any less important than the person that sells heroin or crack cocaine.

Based on our conversation, based on the conversation and your boy, it's --


ROGERS: Possession with intent, a Class B.

PENTON: Packaged for sale.

I don't know if that day they're just holding on to marijuana and then maybe they sell crack on Tuesdays. Drug dealers put drugs into the hands of addicts. ROGERS: They just don't get it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You got to get ready for school, OK? Who is using which toothbrush today?

DANKERS: So last night any crazy prisoners?


DANKERS: Nobody was hitting on you, giving you a hard time?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No stories to report.

DANKERS: My friends are always teasing me about, you know, oh, great, you got to work late tonight. That's all right. I'll keep Nancy company. I'm, like, I don't see anybody trying to sneak over to your house to be with your wife, so I'll take it as a compliment.


DANKERS: Good job.

We're still working the domestic violence case and if it goes late, you know, we're just going to have to reschedule that dinner.

I hate to disappoint Nancy, but my wife being a police officer, she knows life can't always be, you know, marshmallows and unicorns. It's got to be, you know, tough sometimes. We're doing this thing and I'll be home when we're done with it.

NARRATOR: In a search for Darrell Jackson, wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Greg Dankers is taking a closer look into Jackson's inner circle.

DANKERS: There he is. Let's see what I can find. There's his sister.

Most fugitives will hide with a family member or close friend, so we'll go through police reports to see if they're giving addresses.

She appears to be pretty good. Never been arrested.

A lot of times that's the only way we're going to catch somebody.

Looks like we're going to start at his sister's house. All right. I want to go around the back side. I'm on that (INAUDIBLE). It's off of center street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, Ryan is knocking and ringing the bell.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He ain't going to be here.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's people talking back here.

DANKERS: Ryan could hear people talking in the house.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Well, there is somebody here.

DANKERS: What is that?

DANKERS: Hold on. Hold on. Boston Police.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: OK. I'm going to work.

DANKERS: I know. We have a warrant for the address.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Nobody is in here.

DANKERS: We have to make sure. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Ma'am. Ma'am. Hold on.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You are making me late for work. I was on my way to work.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep a tight perimeter.

DANKERS: He's in here.

Just like from the years of doing this job, I knew she was hiding him, and just by years from doing this job, and this was my chance to get him.

Is Darrell in here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He doesn't live here.

DANKERS: Then why are you acting like this? Marissa, right?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Marissa, you're going to have to open the door or we're going to force the door.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get the shell, too.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're not breaking my door. Y'all are not doing that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a nice door.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You're giving me attitude.

DANKERS: I don't think I'm giving you an attitude. If I am, I apologize. You know? Let's start over. I know you're going to try to protect your brother. That's normal. But you have no record, you've never been involved with the police.

I'm definitely cautious, but there's always going to be those people that we weren't ready for. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston Police.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wait on the porch there.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, I'm not waiting on no porch. You crazy?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What the hell is wrong with you?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Wait on the porch there.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: No, no. I'm not waiting on no porch. You crazy?


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What the hell is wrong with you?



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, go on resisting.

DANKERS: They get in the doorway, and I'm like, you're not coming back in. And that's when she elbowed me, and that was it.

Come on.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Can you get my phone, please?

DANKERS: You know, family is going to protect each other, but I can't take any of that personal.

It had nothing to do with you. It was your brother.

I didn't want to arrest her, but you can't just push a police officer and think you're going to walk away.

NARRATOR: With the sister headed for the cruiser, Dankers and his team can focus on what they came to do. Search the house for Darrell Jackson.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Boston Police. We have a warrant.

DANKERS: Darrell might have weapons hidden. We looked through the first floor. We didn't find him in there. We go down the basement. I learned earlier, like, not to rush because you can miss something.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't hear anything.

DANKERS: Winston opened the closet. There was a ton of clothes and bags and everything in there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's in the closet.


DANKERS: We were able to get right over there.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get on the floor.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Relax. Everybody, relax.

DANKERS: Drag him out.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody, relax. Let's get him outside.

DANKERS: It's always satisfying to catch somebody who is violent towards women. The potential for them to get even more violent is always there.

Did you see his face? He had his head down.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: His knees were like this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I saw his knee, I was like --

DANKERS: Then it's like, was it him that screamed or you?



DANKERS: It was him. He was, like, ah.

And the bonus is I'm going to be able to make it home for my date with Nancy.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Greg is bringing sexy back.

DANKERS: It's not funny.

NARRATOR: The SWAT team's raid on Nathan Paisley's house is scheduled for tomorrow morning at dawn, and Manny and D will be heading in alongside them.

ARAUJO: Manny, we go way back. You know, we grew up together. We give each other advice every day. We rely on each other.

Thank you.

CANUTO: Thank you.

ARAUJO: The incident on, you know, River Street with you. CANUTO: December 13th, it will be a year.

ARAUJO: And that's one of those things you'll never forget. It's like December 13th.

CANUTO: You never forget that.

ARAUJO: And I still remember (INAUDIBLE). In my mind, you can still see that muzzle because the sun -- the way the sun was hit, and the muzzles, like that shiny thing was, like, boom.

CANUTO: I heard a loud bang, and I remember running to you because my biggest fear was that something happened to you.

D could have lost his life and I could have lost a great partner. And also my best friend. I don't think I can do this job without D.

ARAUJO: After the shooting, it kept on bothering you. What if I didn't shoot the guy first, you know?

CANUTO: You have to pull out your firearm. You have to use it. It's important. You know? Because you've got to be ready for it.

ARAUJO: Are you ready?

CANUTO: I'm ready.

DANKERS: Surprise.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Look at you. Nice. Thank you.

DANKERS: Is it good?


DANKERS: I can't tell you the last time her and I sat down at the table by ourselves without my mother or the kids being around.

You look very beautiful tonight.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't hear anyone crying, so we're all right. You want to go to bed early or you're going to stay up and watch TV?

DANKERS: I was hoping you would give me five minutes.


DANKERS: What? They're going try to find us and want to do stuff with us. There will come a day when it's just her and I. We should just be happy with the fact that we have these problems.

Hey. I get to do the job I love. I got a wife I love. I got kids I love. We have to sacrifice all this other stuff. I do it, you know, 100 times out of 100 to have everything I have right now.


SMIGIELSKI: Good morning. This morning we're going to go to Mattapan Street. The target is Nathan Paisley. He is a Greenfield gang member. We have information that over the past couple of weeks he's been getting shot at a lot, been shooting back. We know of at least one firearm in there. And possibly more.

We have information that because of what's going on, there are a lot of other Greenfield associates staying in that house at any given time. He could be in there alone or he could have four, five, six other people with him.

ARAUJO: If we have information that the individual that we're going after is dangerous, if we know if he has any type of firearm in that house, we use the SWAT team. They were trained -- that's what they do.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to go in first and clear the room. I have a light and cup with me. He's going to cover anything that I don't cover. And the other shield team is going to go around and clear the other way.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One shield. Basically I'll be the bullet catcher. Hopefully there won't be any bullets.

CANUTO: Hate to be in this guy (INAUDIBLE).


CANUTO: You're going to wake up to 70 police officers right now. At 5:00 in the morning. The loud bang.

ARAUJO: When we have raids, you get a little nervous. You have knowledge of the press, you know, know they have guns. You don't know what's going through their head. So you have that fear in you.





CANUTO: The SWAT goes in there first, and we go in after.

ARAUJO: There was a loaded firearm on the floor. He was screaming, yelling. He is putting up a fight. He is not going to go easy.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Move to me. Move to me.

ARAUJO: The SWAT team was telling him, lose your hands, lose your hands, roll over.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Keep crawling. Keep crawling. Come to me. We're here.

ARAUJO: Finally we got him in custody.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're cuffing him? Go ahead. Coming out.

NARRATOR: A loaded .357 was found within arm's length of Nathan Paisley.

SMIGIELSKI: It was easily accessible by him. This is some of the crack cocaine that was recovered.

NARRATOR: The Gang Unit's operation is a success. The house is shut down. And for today the streets of Mattapan are a little more safe.

ARAUJO: Getting a gun off the street is really important because you don't know what he was going to go and do with that gun. Our main goal is not about putting handcuff on someone and putting him away. The fact you save someone's life, you know, save that one kid, it means I have done my job.

PENTON: Do they have a lot of places are not here?

MELISSA: There's a whole bunch down in (INAUDIBLE) area like going down that way.

PENTON: You're close?


PENTON: I got frustrated at a young age when dealing with some of the things I dealt with her, and I shut her off. I want to make sure I don't make the same mistakes not being there for her.

So how long have you been dating Lewis?

MELISSA: Like nine months.

PENTON: But one of my goals is that we are a family and we're a unit that's happy and healthy and supportive, and that doesn't happen when a piece is missing. And Melissa has been missing from our family for a long time.

You didn't get to see mom for her birthday, huh?

MELISSA: No. I wanted to, but she was sick.

PENTON: So I hope that she gets the help that she so much needs.

ARAUJO: Hi, Kylee. What are you guys doing? Are you guys excited for tonight? You guys going to go trick-or-treating? What's up, Caleb? Where is my kiss? You want police hike. Manny will go police hike.

CANUTO: What's that? Policeman, huh?

ARAUJO: It's real dangerous being a cop, but my job is really important to me, and my family is really important.

That one?


ARAUJO: I just want them to be proud of me that I'm going out there so they can walk down the street safe. We're going to go home now.