Chicago PD season 6, episode 11 recap: Trust

CHICAGO P.D. -- "Trust" Episode 611 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "Trust" Episode 611 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /
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Chicago PD dove back into the political underworld this week. Find out what happened in Chicago PD season 6, episode 11 in our recap.

This week’s episode of Chicago PD served up another politically connected storyline, with quite possibly the show’s most surprising bit of guest casting ever.

Wednesday’s installment “Trust” was centered around a murder at a political fundraiser, which generated plenty of high-profile suspects for the Intelligence Unit. The victim happened to be a defense attorney, and also an old friend of Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), which made it the perfect storm of problems for the team.

Click through this slideshow to read what happened in the latest Chicago PD episode for each of your favorite characters, starting with:

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CHICAGO P.D. — “Trust” Episode 611 — Pictured: John C. McGinley as Brian Kelton — (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

The case of the week

Intelligence was dragged out to a fundraiser for current police superintendent and aspiring mayor Brian Kelton (guest star John C. McGinley, Scrubs), where Voight introduced his team to an old friend—defense attorney Bernie Hoffman. But as the fundraiser ended, a shots fired call went out with Bernie’s address. He was shot dead in his living room, with his wife Ann upstairs in tears over the death of her husband.

With Kelton demanding results, Intelligence began to investigate all of Bernie’s cases for someone with a grudge. Ann Hoffman’s jewelry also turned up at a pawn shop, and security cameras caught the man who pawned it—the cousin of one of Bernie’s clients, DeVante Griffin. But that was way too easy. There obviously had to be another suspect or some kind of catch.

Then came the bombshell: Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) had bus camera footage of Kelton at the crime scene. Why had the mayoral candidate lied about not seeing Hoffman after the fundraiser? Confronted by Voight, Kelton insisted he’d hired Hoffman for “a personal matter” and agreed to turn over his service weapon to prove his innocence.

DeVante’s story also hinted at something deeper; he said he and his cousin Andre had gone to the house to collect something from Hoffman, but Hoffman freaked out and so Andre shot him. But when Intelligence tried to use DeVante to get to Andre, a drive-by shooter shot both the kid and Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins). Why does Chicago PD keep messing with Atwater?