Lupo and Green investigate after a white teenager (David Kendall) and a young black girl (Tanya Anderson) are shot and killed in a local neighborhood. The investigation stalls when no one is willing to talk, but the detectives later learn that the victim had earlier had a fight with someone in the neighborhood that led to a surprising altercation later that evening.moreless
The investigation into an illegal social club fire which claimed 53 fatalities leads to a connection between arson, undocumented immigrants and the sale of green cards.
The killing of a school hockey coach leads to a case in which the defendant claims that he committed the crime while suffering from "sports rage."
Fontana and Green are called in to investigate when Green's former replacement, Nick Falco, is suspected of murdering a young woman with whom he had spent the night.
Briscoe and Green investigate a school shooting, in which four students are killed and a dozen others are wounded. It soon becomes apparent that more than one child fits the profile and the evidence, but an e-mail sent by one of the students skews the investigation towards one particular youth with a violent history. McCoy goes head to head with Jamie Ross, who is acting as the teen's defense attorney, and who argues that the e-mail is inadmissible because it is privileged.moreless
The focus of the case returns to a politically influential family and, during the course of the trial, McCoy finds the powerful matriarch to be a formidable opponent.
Stone and Robinette prosecute a surgeon and the wealthy father of a transplant patient for illegally obtaining a kidney.
A woman's murder leads the police to discover the actual target was a reporter who did a story about improprieties in a recent senatorial election.
A routine investigation into a woman's death leads Briscoe and Logan to a fertility doctor guilty of unethical practices, but who apparently cannot be touched because of confidentiality rules, and his patients' reluctance to talk.
When Fontana and Falco investigate an arson which caused the death of a firefighter, they discover a murder weapon tied to a nine-year-old murder and a hate crime. The defendant attempts to have his case dismissed because he became a born-again Christian after committing the murder.
The body of a teacher, suspected of having an affair, is found in a car trunk and the investigation involves her husband and father-in-law, both of whom are psychiatrists.
When a high school student is found dead in an apartment building, Briscoe and Green suspect that the murder was a result of her getting a message board shut down. As McCoy and Southerlyn investigate the case further, they realize that her best friend, who was reluctant to come forward as a witness, may be the answer to the murder.moreless