Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!'''Balancing The Scales''' is the 918th episode of ''[[The Bill]]''. P.C.s [[Dave Quinnan|Quinnan]] and [[Reg Hollis|Hollis]] investigate when a store detective is accused of assaulting a shoplifter. The store detective turns out to be Bruce Nelson, a local have-a-go hero who recently subdued and then testified against an armed robber. Both initially admit their wrongdoing, but [[Don Beech|DS Beech]] visits Nelson in his cell and in return for his past testimony, quietly advises him to deny the charges as there are no other witnesses, which draws the ire of Hollis and [[Matthew Boyden|Sgt. Boyden]]. After talking to another witness, Hollis and Quinnan discover that Nelson regularly hands out beatings to shoplifters instead of pressing charges and has committed some twenty assaults. The shoplifter then drops the charges, not wanting to receive a criminal record, in return for the store doing the same, meaning all parties are released without charge. Boyden calls Beech into his office and angrily warns him that he will not let him speak to prisoners in the cells again. [[Category:1995 Episodes|Balancing The Scales]] [[Category:Series 11|Balancing The Scales]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The Bill Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://thebill.fandom.com/wiki/Episode:Balancing_The_Scales"