Meredith Kane calls upon Royczyk to control civil unrest during the relocation of residents from the Lennox Gardens Housing Project.
Royczyk becomes the scapegoat for the shooting of a 17-year-old black male who was killed during the riots spurred on by the exodus from Lennox Gardens. A recording of his telephone conversation updating Tom Kane after his return from Canada was leaked and edited to make him sound unsympathetic to the shooting. He appears to be a long time friend of Tom Kane, who collegially asks for his resignation. Royczyk then leaks information to Sentinel reporter Sam Miller; Tom’s car was seen crossing the Canadian border as the riot's began.