Detectives suspect a spoiled young actress is involved in a burglary ring that targets celebrities' homes. But when the suspect becomes the victim and an assailant is killed, an unlikely new suspect begins to emerge.
A woman wrongly convicted in an arson case that killed her two young children is now on trial for murdering her abusive cellmate, and the case could have an embarrassing toll on detective Winters' wife, a retired police officer.
A.D.A. Dekker faces the difficult task of prosecuting a group of white American Muslim extremists for the murder of two children, without allowing the case to spiral out of control and become a political soapbox for the defense.
Detective Winters is killed while investigating a Mexican cartel responsible for a massacre at a Quinceanera, and Morales tries to get the DA's office to cash in every favor possible to guarantee justice.
When successful Hollywood stylist Lily Walker is gunned down while driving, the seemingly random murder sends shock waves throughout the city. Following leads, the detectives uncover an unlikely twist that forces them to delve deep into Lily's past for clues to help solve the murder. Meanwhile, DDA's Dekker and Rubirosa must navigate their way through the details in hopes of bringing the real culprit to justice.
Dekker is bent on prosecuting a co-ed after one of her classmates is killed after a night of rough sex in an abandoned mansion, even though the evidence is slim and the police are encouraged to pursue other leads.
After a mutilated dead body is found in a hotel room bathtub, detectives later connect the murder to a casino heist involving the daughter of an imprisoned con artist who stole millions from his clients.
Two people are kidnapped from homes, rather clumsily, for ransom from rich Moscow relatives. The team identifies the culprits but has endless trouble with victims/witnesses, as the latest couple are Russian spies, which even their daughter ignored, and she'll do anything to avoid deportation when her parents are exchanged to Moscow.
PR professional Derrick Joyner seems abducted from his home, where his Korean fiancée Kim Ho Lee was murdered. The detectives discover his corpse and suspect his faked kidnapping to cover up some fraud, notably in the controversial anti-gay-marriage campaign conducted by state senator Ben Corrigan, black rights-champion reverend Davidson and his son and heir Roland. they find not only money missing, with political and legal ramifications complicating the trial options greatly, as do changing pleas and contradictory testimonies.
Detectives believe that the brother of a UCLA women's soccer player from East L.A. was killed because a private investigator was investigating his sister's eligibility, but a new theory emerges after interviewing her boyfriend's father.