The son of a Hispanic mayoral candidate is shot and killed. A riot ensues when the killers are believed to be Caucasian police officers.
Dominic introduces Hawke and Caitlin to an old friend, Big Cec – the owner of an oil drilling company in the desert, and his son Little Cec, who works at the company. But they find themselves walking into the middle of a feud that has emerged between the two since the death of Big Cec's wife. Dom sets about trying to put things right, but going against drug runners within the company and helping a stubborn friend and his son proves a difficult task.moreless
A teenager is raped when he's accidentally sent to a violent prison for a petty crime, resulting in both a lawsuit from his parents and another case for Cagney and Lacey to solve. A bag lady turns a money clip containing $500.00 over to the precinct, with Isbecki as its receiving officer on duty.moreless
The courts settle Daniels' crime operation; a jealous Furillo questions Joyce about her interview at the Justice Department; LaRue imports a surplus tank; Fay gets herself arrested so she can confront Judge Grogan about the status of their relationship; and Goldblume out-thinks some gang members threatening a stand-up young man who turned in their friends.moreless
On New Year's Eve, a man threatens to jump off a building if peace in the Middle East isn't achieved by midnight, a shoplifting suspect goes into labor in the squad room, and a drunk man has his pocket picked.moreless
The citizenry is in a panic amidst the rumors that the 12th Precinct is being shut down and a repentant hood can't prove that he committed a crime. These prove to be connected when the detectives learn that a protection racket is spreading rumors of the precinct's closing and shaking down shop owners. Wojo brings in a former don to try and get information and Luger says the rumors are true. But things turn when the President says that police and fire will stay open.moreless
A man is convinced that a photo of Jean Harlow is his missing wife; a pair of lady cops makes an overzealous drug bust.
A glimpse at Detective Fish's home life ensues when the detective is forced to go on restricted duty.