Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1997.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto 1 take place.
- Jerkov is arrested on possession of heroin. He is acquitted when the evidence lost.
- Danny Zoo is arrested and charged of multiple murders in a gambling den. He is released on a technicality.
- Johnny Zoo is arrested on Hello Sushi Bar Massacre, and is released on $2 million bail.
- Samuel Deever is discharged from the Police Service.
- Lodov massacres a rival gang in broad daylight. The only witness dies.
- Kov-Kov is suspected of causing an explosion at the police headquarters.
- Mayor Roger C. Hole is involved in yet another scandal. This time, Hole is accused of securing drugs for city officials in exchange for sanitation contracts.
- Momma's Restaurante is voted one of Liberty City's top 100 Sicilian-American Restaurants.
- Barry Harcross is falsely charged of money laundering for the mob, of importing drugs from his Colombian office and other crimes.
- Zachary Tyler is born.
- Jermaine Andrews is arrested for grand theft auto.
- Gavin Finkle is arrested for prostitution.
- Charles Martin is arrested for embezzlement.