A rookie officer -- Who was the victim of some sexual hijinks at an off-Duty cop party the night before -- Hangs himself. Larue admits that he was with a beautiful woman the night her husband was slain, and belker's masquerade as a chicken-And-Egg mascot hatches some bigger prey. The repugnant rookie, officer buttman, is suspected of being the organizer of a sordid party that resulted in the young patrolman's suicide, but a third rookie cop's testimony is needed to indict him. Hill and renko are secretly tailed by an investigative TV news reporter. A special $6,000 federal study grant leads three lieutenants to angle greedily for furillo's favor.