A teenager is raped when he's accidentally sent to a violent prisonfor 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
An over-protective father hinders prosecution of a babysitter who may have molested his daughter. Petrie gets beaten by some white NYPD officers who don't know he's a detective.
An abandoned baby sets Cagney and Lacey on the trail of a baby broker, and though deaf, Mary Beth considers adopting her. Meanwhile, Chris' new playwright boyfriend doesn't like her being a detective.moreless
After the star of a pornographic film dies during production, Cagney and Lacey must convince his reluctant co-star to be a witness.
A uniformed officers' strike forces the detectives back into their blues and onto the streets, as Cagney and Lacey try to bring an end to the "Don Juan Strangler."