Former New York detective Cyrus Lupo returns after his brother's suicide. The investigation reveals a relationship between two assisted suicides, a notorious assisted suicide doctor, his daughter, and an investigative journalist.
A mother and daughter are kidnapped during a blackout, and the blackout impedes Green and Lupo's investigation. Once the kidnappers are located, A.D.A. Cutter discovers that they had prior knowledge that the blackout was going to happen.
The DA's office faces the difficult task of ensuring equal justice for an African American father and a white mother for their roles in the shooting deaths of two people during a racially-motivated confrontation.
A fugitive con artist working as a political fund-raiser is charged in a triple homicide. In order to cast reasonable doubt during the trial, he points the finger at several prominent politicians he supported.
An auxiliary police officer is accused of shooting and killing a protester at an immigration rally. McCoy is accused of having a liberal ax to grind when he vigorously pursues charges against the officer.
Cutter prosecutes a junkie and her pimp boyfriend for the brutal rape and murder of a young woman. But is he exploiting ADA Rubirosa's attractiveness to gain favor with a juror and improve their chances at a conviction?
The discovery of a dogfighting ring leads to an investigation of the disappearance of one of the participants' wives. A television reporter's testimony helps charge the husband, but did she conspire to frame him?
When Detective Green shoots a murder suspect, an internal investigation reveals that he had a gambling problem and once owed money to the suspect. The DA's office reluctantly pursues murder charges against him.
Lupo and his new partner, Kevin Bernard, discover that a woman's suicide may actually be a murder. The case appears to be tied to a secretive religious group that some people consider a cult, but is the group to blame?
While preparing a murder case, the DA's office stumbles on a potential scandal involving a prostitution business and the governor of New York, and it could have serious implications on Jack McCoy's future as District Attorney.