GRIMY is the story of an undercover officer named Rogers. (Maurandis Berger) He is the only one who can get in close enough to these criminals that terrorize neighborhoods with drugs and violence. He is often assigned to neighborhoods that he grew up in, but he finds himself becoming part of the problem as he almost becomes what he’s trying to bring down. Now Officer Rogers must make a choice of which side he will take, his oath or his feelings.
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