A video surfaces of officers partaking in a clear case of entrapment; Frank searches for the leaker; Eddie retaliates against a co-worker who is pranking Jamie; Danny and Baez investigate the murder of a tabloid writer.
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The main premise of one of the sub-plots is the NYPD entrapping people via use of a broken down truck carrying merchandise. As depicted, it was not "clear-cut" entrapment, nor was it entrapment at all. In Jacobson v. United States, 503 U.S. 540, 548 (1992), a valid entrapment defense has two related elements: (1) government inducement of the crime, and (2) the defendant's lack of predisposition to engage in the criminal conduct. In Mathews v. United States, 485 U.S. 58, 63 (1988), the court held that of the two elements, predisposition is by far the more important.
Inducement is the threshold issue in the entrapment defense. Mere solicitation to commit a crime is not inducement. In Sorrells v. United States, 287 U.S. 435, 451 (1932), the court ruled the government's use of artifice, stratagem (such as the truck example), pretense, or deceit establish inducement.
A clear-cut case of entrapment would involve undercover NYPD officers on the street encouraging others to illegally enter the truck and steal the merchandise. See more