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The Voight
Scene Chicago
P.D. Fans Think
Went Too Far

By CHRISTIAN SCHOON

"Chicago P.D." long-running central character, Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), is fully committed to his ruthless pursuit of justice. Viewers know Voight is willing to bully a suspect, threaten violence, or even resort to torture, but there is one scene that pushed fans too far.

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In Episode 3 of the show's third season, Voight brandished an iron poker at a suspect accused of human trafficking. The title of the episode "Actual Physical Violence" says it all, as he sets out to extract the truth from the terrified thug.

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported that evolving attitudes toward police misconduct have also impacted the way many view the show in its more recent seasons. As a result, more attention is being paid in "Chicago P.D." to which rules are broken and when, and Hank Voight's gung-ho persona seems to have softened — if only around the edges.

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