The detectives try to build a case against a womanizing con man who manipulates lonely maids in order to gain their confidence and burglarize the homes of their wealthy employers. Flint is bothered by having used one woman's private diary in order to locate the man, and she is more bitter with the police for this than she is with the suspect for using her.
An ex-con, hustling a living by being part fence, sports bettor and police informant among other things,has a contract out on his life. He scrambles to get enough money together to leave for Oklahoma and a reunion with his wife and son. Lt. Parker is sympathetic and tries to help his "stoolie" friend safely leave NYC.
A hot dog, newspaper headline-grabbing detective has himself assigned to the 65th Precinct to find the killer of his partner. Both Lt. Parker and Det. Flint soon find that this brash and rash detective gets under their skin. He challenges their bravery and considers them to be safety first "parade cops".
An immigrant from Puerto Rico finds that things are not better and in many ways worse since moving to NYC. The inability to speak English has lead to confusion, not being able to find a job,contempt for being an alien and misunderstanding by the police. Betrayal by one of his own people only makes it even worse.
The reporting of a car theft by a good looking blonde seems odd for some reason to Detectives Flint and Arcaro. Later they and Lt. Parker are told she actually lent the car after a casual pickup.As more is learned about this woman her mental state becomes a concern. Is she a possible suicide case or a danger to others?
A psychotic who leads a burglary ring has an unfortunate habit of bursting into a murderous rage when things go wrong. When Adam investigates the scene of of the bloody break-ins, the head of an advertising agency offers him a lucrative position.
American Indians employed in NYC as "high floor construction workers" are a close knit group that follow tribal customs. A loveless arranged marriage that has not worked out eventually leads to a fatal fight between a husband and the tribesman she really loves.Rather than telling the NYPD the truth, the tribe "honors" the dead man by saying nothing.
An immature man is the landlord of a house who is given to act irrationally because of the memory of his overbearing, deceased father. When his fiancée is visiting from Italy, he panics at the thought of marrying her, and stages stunts like trying to set the house on fire and refusing his tenants' rent money.
A young woman, a carrier of a deadly infectious disease, leaves a self-imposed exile of 14 years on Welfare Island (now called Roosevelt Island) for Manhattan and a "normal" life. The NYPD is notified and seeks to find her before the "Van Nortons Sawyers Fever" infects the populace and causes multiple deaths.
A man with no "point of view" is strongly attracted to an opinionated woman. After he witnesses the accidental death of a "client" of his brother and his business associates he is told to leave NYC. He resists due to his newly found love and is a danger to them. Will he tell the NYPD the true story or be killed first?
An emotional scrap dealer wants to purchase a ship bound for salvage, but he needs at least $3000. When his business partner refuses to help, the scrapper flies into a rage and murders him at a construction site. He then turns to an unscrupulous loan shark, but can only get some of the money and the deal runs out as his conscience bears down on him.
The tension between a stock worker and his boss in a cardboard packaging plant, over a co-worker they both are in love with, escalates into a major fight. The police are called, but then the boss refuses to press charges against the employee. But the situation only gets worse.
A pair of married couples from different social and economic backgrounds find they do have something in common. The couples both are involved in physically abusive relationships and must go through the same legal system. The realization that they have similar problems despite their different stations in life is quite an eye opener.
A man who failed to qualify for the NYPD takes to impersonating a uniformed patrolman.His motives have to do with wanting to serve the public and also wanting to attract more desirable women. When he becomes involved in stopping a robbery and uses his non-regulation firearm the real NYPD searches him out.