A young delivery man is found shot to death and the murder trail leads Detectives Briscoe and Curtis to the two teenagers who placed the order. When McCoy and Ross realize that one of the suspects' confessions is protected in the name of religion, they strike a deal to ensure that justice is served.
Two maids disacover a bloody hotel room and a credit card leads the police into a wall of denials even if the victim is a newborn child.
An investigation into the murder of a Navy officer helps Detectives Briscoe and Curtis crack a rash of murder/muggings. But when the two cases are proved unrelated they find themselves up against the Navy. Later, McCoy and Ross do battle to win jurisdiction and confidential information.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are called in to investigate a random drive-by shooting, but the victim's husband seems to know more than he's telling. Later, after the shooter is found, McCoy and Ross discover a discrepancy in the medical reports that unleashes a bevy of questions, like who's to blame - - the gunmen or a doctor with a growing 'God complex'?
A security guard is killed and another is injured when a New York State betting facility is robbed by three masked gunmen. Upon investigation, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are led to a quiet suburb -- and a militia that does its recruiting over the Internet. Later in court, McCoy is pitted against the outspoken leader of the group and finds himself questioning his beliefs -- and his and Ross' safety.
Briscoe and Curtis investigate the death of a 14 year-old fashion model and find that the cause of death was toxic shock syndrome. It is later discovered that although the girl died in New York, the toxic shock was triggered by a violent sexual assault that may have taken place at the victim's home in Baltimore. While the victim's parents retain an attorney to protect themselves, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis enlist the help of Baltimore Detectives Munch and Falsone to assist in the Baltimore end of the investigation.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are called to the scene when a new mother takes a leap off her balcony. The case becomes complicated when the baby is nowhere to be found -- and the evidence seems to show that the victim was pushed. When McCoy and Ross dig deeper, they discover a husband with a dark secret and an ex-wife with a serious problem.
The murder of a bail bondsman leads Detectives Briscoe and Curtis to discover a dirty lawyer who bribes his clients. McCoy and Ross teeter on the brink of good judgment when they set up a mock trial to nab the lawyer and uncover his connection within the District Attorney's office.
A murder confession left on the wrong answering machine prompts Detectives Briscoe and Curtis to reopen a two-year-old arson case that claimed the life of a little girl. The evidence leads to the victim's teenage stepbrother -- an unstable kid sheltered by his politically connected grandfather, a longtime friend of D.A. Schiff's with a secret of his own.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis jump to the wrong conclusions when an Egyptian man is found murdered. But the case turns more bizarre when Ross discovers that the prime suspect, a visiting doctor thought to be a terrorist, specializes in female circumcision. Later, McCoy faces a moral dilemma when the case comes to trial.
A hit-and-run accident that claims the lives of an elderly millionaire and a father and his young son hits Detective Curtis close to home and brings back painful memories for McCoy. In court, McCoy's motives and a judge's political agenda make Ross uneasy.
When a forensic expert is the target of a botched assassination in a restaurant bathroom, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis must piece together the motive of a seemingly unassociated suspect. Later, McCoy and Ross stumble upon evidence that questions the ethics of the good doctor.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis find themselves tracking a charismatic serial killer when they investigate the shooting of a doctor with a shining reputation -- and a dangerous sex life. Later, McCoy and Ross go up against a lawyer with a unique defense -- the murders are the result of too much television.
When a man is found brutally beaten, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis must piece together a motive before they can find the culprits. A pair of protective brothers shed light on the case but confusion ensues as to who should be prosecuted for what crime. Later, Ross discovers a shocking twist involving an unlikely accomplice.
When a partially dressed corpse is discovered, Detectives Briscoe and Curtis find themselves faced with a dead FBI witness, an overeager hitman and a Mafia capo who's finding it hard to remember his own name. Schiff pushes to prosecute the mob for murder but complications force McCoy and Ross to find other alternatives.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis unwittingly become embroiled in a messy divorce case when a psychologist is found stabbed to death only days before she was to present an annulment evaluation. Later, McCoy and Ross' proceedings are manipulated by the suspect's ethically challenged lawyer.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis find themselves in a dilemma about who is responsible for a young girl found shot to death in her bedroom following a wild party. Is the suspect the one who pulled the trigger or is there someone else who needs to be stopped from murdering more innocent women? McCoy and Ross must work around the law without destroying what they stand for -- the right to privacy.
When a woman is found unconscious at the bottom of her apartment stairs, Briscoe and Curtis must figure out what happened -- before it's too late. In order to make his case, McCoy pits the two detectives against each other in the courtroom.
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Detectives Briscoe and Curtis try to unravel the mystery of a high-class couple who disappear from their apartment. When their key suspect also vanishes, their only lead is a man cautious about divulging any information before he makes a deal with Ross. Facing a choice that could cost Ross her reputation, McCoy and Ross try to honor their informant's request -- and serve justice at the same time.
When Detectives Briscoe and Curtis are called in to investigate the death of a 13-year-old quadriplegic boy, they are puzzled by the clues. After a suspect is found, McCoy and Ross find evidence that questions whether the murder was motivated by mercy -- or thrills.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate the murder of a police officer found stabbed in Central Park. The killer's sudden religious 'conversion' forces McCoy and Ross to battle over the death penalty. The outcome of the case and an old enemy's grudge endanger Schiff's chances for re-election. Meanwhile, Briscoe finds himself in a tough spot after his daughter is arrested for dealing drugs.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when two teachers are shot in a high school parking lot and a group of male students have sex with a developmentally disabled girl in an unused part of the school. McCoy and Ross must prove the case involves rape instead of consensual sex because they believe the girl did not have the sense to say no.
Detectives Briscoe and Curtis investigate when a female law professor who is a noted public figure is chased by a tabloid journalist into the street and killed by a car. Her husband, who is also from a well-known 'Kennedy-esque' family, fights to keep some of his own family secrets out of the press.
A young African-American girl is found sexually abused, badly beaten and near death in the basement of an apartment building. Detectives Briscoe and Curtis must search for the 'monster' who committed the vicious assault. Their investigation is slow, due to a lack of cooperation from 'the bosses' that may have to do with Lt. Van Buren's lawsuit against the department. While the young girl hangs on to life, District Attorneys McCoy and Ross must find a way to work within the law to convict the abuser. Will the judge be fair, or will his past conflicts with McCoy and his attempt to unseat Schiff as District Attorney in the upcoming re-election get in the way? Meanwhile, Ross is torn between her career and having custody of her daughter, and Briscoe struggles with the death of his daughter.