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The Cases that Need to be Solved
Season 3, Episode 16
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Airdate February 24, 2016
Written by Matt Olmstead
Directed by Jean de Segonzac
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The Cases that Need to be Solved is the sixteenth episode of the third season and the 54th overall episode of Chicago P.D.


The city of Chicago is shaken when the Intelligence unit investigates the murder of a six-year old African American boy. After another shooting in gang territory, Mouse, Lindsay and Halstead search for evidence of the two shootings being connected.


Alvin and Kevin arrive to the house where they find Miles, the uncle of Noah Johnson confronting Jordan armed with a gun. Alvin and Kevin do their best to talk Miles down, stating that his nephew would not want this. Soon they are successful and Alvin is given the gun. Kevin arrests and takes Jordan out while Miles prepares to surrender to the cops. Knowing that he was trying to do right by his family, Alvin tells the surprised young man to leave. When Miles tries to run out the front, Alvin stops him and tells him to go out the back so no one would think he was involved and he does so quickly.

Jordan is taken into interrogation where Antonio questions him on the event. After Jordan shows no apparent remorse for it, as Antonio suffers a breakdown due to the death of a child this makes Jay and Hank have to take him out of the room.

Afterwards Kevin updates Johnson family of how they got the suspect. Noah's mother shows up and proceeds to mourn with Brian.

Antonio returns home where he bonds with his son apologizing for his earlier behavior and missing his birthday while Diego understands. Antonio asks Diego to come with him to an event for the night.

That night, a tribute is held for Noah by most of the Chicago community in attendance.


Main Cast

Crossover Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Ser'Darius Blain as Brian Johnson
  • Cyrus Farmer as Reverend Pembelton
  • Tiffany Renee Johnson as Lauren Brooks
  • Javoun Baker as Miles Johnson
  • Robert Upton as Jordan Lockett
  • Furly Mac as Colin Lowe
  • DeAndre Brown as Jesse Kemp
  • Karla Beard as Emmie Kemp
  • Ireon Roach as Chelsea Kemp
  • Melanie Loren as Female Witness
  • Celeste Cooper as Medical Examiner
  • Ray Austin as Officer Hiller
  • Desmond Gray as Paramedic Desmond
  • James Randle as 20-Year Old Male Witness
  • Jay Thurman as Homeowner
  • Robert Thompson as Sam Fowley


Al: Go on. Get out of here.

[Miles becomes surprised]. 

Al: Go on. Beat it. No, wait a second. Wait a second. Hang on. Go out the back way.

Antonio: I'm telling you, without any doubt in my mind. I wouldn't kill a six-year-old. People don't do that!

Voight: Its alright.
Antonio: Its not alright! He needs to know!
Voight: I know.
Antonio: I'm telling you, without any doubt in my mind. I wouldn't kill a six-year-old. People don't do that!



Chicago PD 3x16 Promo "The Cases That Need To Be Solved"