- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
When Marion Barry was caught on tape smoking crack in a Washington hotel room, it was the crowning moment of a long investigation. But, like so many high-profile sting operations, the Barry case was instantly surrounded by controversy.
THE STING is a hard-hitting look at cases where the line between ensnaring a likely criminal and entrapping a duped victim is blurred. Examine the vast differences between cases like Barry's and the commonplace incidents where police pretend to be prostitutes or drug dealers in order to catch "johns" and users. While most low-profile cases lead to quick convictions, many high-profile targets, like automaker John DeLorean, win acquittal.
Here, law enforcement professionals, including the prosecutor in the Barry case and one of the DeLorean investigators, explore the troubling aspects of sting operations.
Learn surprising details from famous cases, including the fact that DeLorean offered no money for the cocaine agents "sold" him! And revisit the granddaddy of all stings, the infamous ABSCAM incident.