New York Assistant District Attorney Tracey Kibre and her associate Kelly Gaffney take on the murder of a Broadway actress. Despite not having found a body or any forensic evidence, Kibre must prosecute a smug theater producer for the murder.
Kibre and Gaffney take on a confusing case of murder and police corruption when a criminal is accused of killing a police officer. However, the A.D.A. must disregard the fact that the accused was shot 41 times by police.
Kibre and Gaffney must piece together a puzzling case in which a triangle of suspects are under investigation for the rape and murder of a young woman. The three suspects include a young man from a well-off family, a rebellious bad boy, and the victim's ex-boyfriend.
Gaffney takes special interest when prosecuting a nanny accused of killing a baby by shaking her and then slamming her head against a wall. She and Kibre have their work cut out for them when the judge does everything in his power to favor the defense. As a former a legal aid attorney, the judge has a long-standing distaste for the A.D.A.'s office as well as some controversial opinions that could drastically effect the case.
Kibre prosecutes a basketball star accused in the rape and murder of his mistress. She has to grapple with a star-struck jury, legions of sports fans, and a wealth of media coverage. The already trying case takes a new turn when the basketball player's wife has a slip of the tongue while on the stand.
Kibre tries the case of a man who shot up a bank and killed a woman. The case quickly becomes a strange affair when the man accused decides to represent himself despite having no legal training. When the jury shows signs of sympathizing with the man, Kibre and Gaffney must resort to some quick detective work that reveals several holes in the murderer's argument that he has been constantly victimized.
McCoy wants to pursue the case of the man who shot Detective Green, but Branch forces him to turn it over to Kibre. Initially she allows Fontana to work with Ravell, but his overzealous attempts to get justice for his partner result in him being dismissed from the case. It is revealed that the hit man who shot Kenny Peluso was in fact sent by a maker and distributor of pornography whom Peluso worked with, and who believed that Peluso was a witness with the D.A.'s office in a murder that he had helped Peluso to commit. However, the D.A.'s office is surprised to find ...
Despite warnings from a fellow A.D.A, Kibre gives her all to re-try a convicted murderer who was released due to falsified evidence. As her case quickly unravels, Kibre hopes either witness testimony or forensic evidence will materialize to strengthen her argument. Once things get desperate, Kibre alienates Gaffney when she considers contorting ethical rules to win the case.
Kibre faces an uphill battle when prosecuting two cops accused of sodomizing and murdering a man who had been held in police custody. While investigating the case, she hits a "blue wall" when all of the officers refuse to discuss the events on the night of the crime. This puts Detective Ravell in a difficult position, particularly because a friend on the force is one of the officers on trial.
In a special crossover, this is the conclusion to the episode "Night" from "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit". After surviving a brutal attack, A.D.A. Casey Novak is taken off a serial rapist case that lands on the desk of Tracey Kibre. Working with Detectives Benson and Stabler, Kibre must prove that a trail of rape victims spanning decades has been covered up by the rapist's wealthy and influential mother. As the trial progresses, Kibre must overcome witness intimidation and a cutthroat defense attorney to finally bring justice to the victims.
When a young woman is found beaten to death in her apartment, all evidence points to her boyfriend as the murderer. The case becomes increasingly complicated with the discovery that the young woman was actually a transgender man. Just as Kibre and Gaffney prepare to charge the boyfriend with murder, his father confesses to having committed the crime. The case rapidly becomes a tangled web of lies until an investigation reveals groundbreaking new evidence.
Kibre and Gaffney are forced to prosecute a doorman that killed a homeless man who was attacking a female tenant. Once the woman tells a jury that she assumed the homeless man to be the man who had been stalking her for four months, the A.D.A. digs deeper into the case and finds that her knight and shining armor might not be such a hero after all.