A new, no-nonsense roll call sergeant takes over the podium at the Hill Street Station. Sgt. Stan Jablonski is a by-the-book, 29-year veteran who immediately sets out to clear the air about a dubious skirmish with another cop at his previous post.
An enraged Goldblume takes the law into his own hands when his ex-wife is sexually assaulted and refuses to testify against the suspect.
After his ex-wife is assaulted by a rape suspect, Lt. Goldblume roughs up the would-be attacker, only to have him walk away and commit murder.
A rookie officer – who was the victim of some sexual hi-jinks at an off-duty cop party the night before – hangs himself.
A love-struck LaRue is still treading water as he wonders how an attractive woman implicated him in her husband’s murder.
A respected community leader is slain, and Furillo is under pressure to find the killer; he strikes a deal that may coincidentally deliver the marauding Colombians who are responsible for a wave of murders in an ongoing drug war.
The Blues maintain a special alert for Floyd Green, a callous teen-aged murderer who’s just been released and creates more mayhem.
Davenport’s life is endangered when she learns from a would-be assassin about a Byzantine plot to kill the mayor, which involves some high ranking cops.
Furillo puts pressure on a preppy business associate to set up a pair of contractors who conspired to have the mayor assassinated.
Furillo bucks public opinion when he arrests a crafty old woman who set a trap for a Hispanic thief – and then shot him to death.
Darwin’s survival theory is tested as an old and weakened gang vows to make one final desperate stand when a stronger tribe invades its turf.
Detective Belker, Washington and LaRue get down and dirty when they pose as independent garbage men to lay waste to another disposal company which is muscling out rivals.
An officer formerly under media scrutiny is lionized when he rescues a family from a burning house, but Furillo senses something fishy in the story.
The agony grows for a distraught man who just lost his family in a hit-and-run car accident when he’s arrested for outstanding warrants.
New Assistant District Attorney Joyce Davenport must decide whether to pursue a case with flimsy evidence involving a star black athlete crippled by white youths.
The Blues are in search of “Melon Man,” a maniac who’s killing prostitutes. Meanwhile, the diplomatic Furillo intercedes between a spurned Daniels and Mayo in a nasty public scene that could cost Mayo her badge.
Lt. Goldblume is the unlikely heartthrob hero of an attractive young woman when he saves her life during an undercover investigation into international weapons sales.
When Captain Furillo attends a one-day encounter session for police brass, an eager Lt. Calletano assumes command and immediately faces unusual problems, such as what substance is suddenly turning some of the cops a lighter shade of blue.
The irony of a delicate moral issue slams home when a militant pro-life advocate accidentally injures a pregnant woman, and a black family moves into an otherwise white housing project, instigating a riot.
Davenport angers her bosses when she ruins her case against a ghetto youth who was framed by housing authority cops. Bates and Coffey have to transform a stench-ridden bum into a stunning fashion plate to testify against a cop killer.
A reassigned Renko works undercover with a resentful Belker to infiltrate a heavily fortified house and set up a drug buy; and a Pattonesque Hunter sends a modified tank with a battering ram to break into the “rock house” where drugs are being sold.
A department regulation requiring urine samples for drug-testing makes Coffey, Washington and Garibaldi nervous. Renko and Hill take an interest in a man they arrested whose family lives in a cardboard box.
Hill and Renko are assigned to the department’s goodwill ambassador, a senile bear with a fondness for hand-to-paw combat.