When a Jewish jewelry-store owner is murdered, the detectives focus their investigation on two suspects: a Caucasian man who converted to Islam, and a rap star whose expensive jewelry turned out to be fake.
Sipowicz and Clark investigate the shooting death of a jogger who'd been having an affair with a police officer; and Medavoy and Jones search for answers when the body of a comedy club owner is found in the trunk of a stolen car.
A new detective, Stan Hatcher, joins the squad; the detectives investigate a shooting death that Hatcher believes is linked to a dispute between gang members; and a man insists that his young daughter has been kidnapped.
A kidnapping victim's startling statement clues Andy and John in on a serial sadist keeping women locked in a dungeon somewhere in New York. Meanwhile, a routine robbery investigation takes a saucy turn for Medavoy after he makes an unlikely connection with the 60-year-old victim.
Andy's off-duty and slightly underhanded work to prove that Hatcher killed his own wife lands him a transfer out of the 15th precinct and into the Bellevue Morgue engineered by Detective Hatcher. Meanwhile, the squad is up to their whips and chains after a dominatrix is found murdered.
Haywood reopens an 18-year-old case that has Andy reliving a major mistake in his career. Meanwhile, Sipowicz and Clark investigate the death of a man whose brother was pursued by a bounty hunter. Elsewhere, Ortiz gets a new partner, Detective Kelly Ronson, who ends up lending an unusual hand during the hunt for the child an ex-con had to give up before going to prison.
A man's gunshot-induced amnesia causes Jones and Medavoy to concoct an unconventional way to nail his assailant. Meanwhile, a man Sipowicz put away twenty years ago for raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl goes free after DNA testing exonerates him, and Ortiz and Ronson bust a gruesome underground network pre-teen prostitution ring.
Teacher David Lewis comes into the squad-room to talk about Cindy Clifton and a support group that he ran that she was a part of. Sipowicz and Clark let him go but send off some of his left behind chewing gum to DNA for testing. Jones goes to court as its the day when Michael is to testify against his father. Ortiz and Ronson go to the scene where tourist Ned Applebaum has been mugged and lost his wife's $35,000 necklace. Ortiz and Ronson eventually find out that Ned met a lady friend on the Internet and he was going to meet her in Little Italy when he was mugged. He ...
Sipowicz investigates a murder involving the victim's current husband and ex-husband; a longtime informant gives Ronson information about an illegal gun shipment, but the suspect's father is being followed by the FBI; Jones gets into a fight with Craig after he's acquitted of murder charges; and Sipowicz is the proud father of a baby boy.
There's a new boss who comes from IAD with a mandate to clean up the squad. Andy receives a dead rat in the mail. John is heading off the rails. A doctor is found dead, and linked to a man who had a sex change.
The detectives tie the death of a pregnant woman to an adoption scam; Medavoy and Jones interview a woman who claims a masked assailant stole her valuable ring; and someone poisons Sipowicz's beloved fish.
A man who cared for his brain-damaged brother is found dead; Medavoy falls for a wealthy woman while investigating an apartment rental scam; Bale tries to nail a man who offered the detectives a bribe.
A call-girl's death is linked to other murders involving women who'd gone through rehab; Ortiz and Murphy investigate the death of an artist who'd been carrying on an affair with a wealthy man married to two other women.