The emergency-room death of a young woman may lead to a negligence charge for the hospital's chief of medicine.
A "self-defense'' subway shooting prompts legal chaos when questions arise about who the real victim is.
A mercy killer is responsible for assisted suicides that were first thought to be routine robbery-homicides.
A young woman's upstanding boyfriend is suspected of murdering her, but the lack of evidence forces Stone to take a brash tack.
A millionaire is robbed and murdered in a parking garage, but the robbery may just be a cover for the real motive.
Det. Sgt. Max Greevey and his partner Det. Mike Logan are called to the scene where Councilman Halsey was robbed and his throat was slashed. Halsey is barely alive and is rushed to the hospital. While checking through Halsey's impounded car, Logan and Greevey find a lynx coat in the trunk. They track the coat to Kornbluth Furs where Nat Swersky nervously tells them the coat was for Tony Scalisi, and Scalisi works for Masucci, the mob kingpin. Greevey and Logan then venture down a dangerous path, eventually linking the politician to the murky world of organized crime.
Irv Diamond is found in the park, half-dead from a coronary and a blow to the head. In the hotel room which was occupied by Diamond, Greevey and Logan find a listing for an escort service. Apparently, Diamond spent time that evening with Jolene, a beautiful, farm girl type, who worked for Messilina Enterprises and Poppy Catering. After meeting Jolene, Greevey and Logan discover she is just the tip of the iceberg, and that they have stumbled onto something far more sinister than a simple escort service.
Det. Logan and Det. Greevey investigate the shooting of a teenager named Tommy Richardson by Police Officer Freddo Parisi following a supposed drug sale. Tommy was found with $3,000 in cash and a .357 Magnum in his hand. There is outrage on behalf of the black community and Reverend Thayer because Tommy was an honors student at Princeton College who also lectured against drugs at his old high school. The officer charged with the murder insists Tommy isn't as innocent as people think. But the proceeding investigation reveals that everyone involved seems to have secrets.
Six-year-old Didi Lowenstein is rushed to the hospital with dried blood on her head. Detectives Greevey and Logan are summoned to an Upper West Side elementary school. Their investigation into why Didi is comatose leads to charges against her mother Carla, a battered wife and cocaine addict and her father, Dr. Jacob Lowenstein, a psychiatric therapist. Neither mother nor father paints a clear picture of the nature of the abuse nor who is most responsible. Anxious to prosecute, both Prosecutors Stone and Robinette realize that "the truth will come out only if one of the parents turns against the other."
Logan and Greevey investigate the supposed suicide-hanging of the photographer-artist Victor More. Greevey is stunned to learn that More died as a result of asphyxiation during a state of sexual arousal. More's photographs and sculptures depict sado-masochistic sexual forays. They are unable to receive full information from his wife, Sondra, who can't admit her husband was bi-sexual. However, his daughter, Sintra, is convinced that her father was murdered.
Detectives Greevey and Logan investigate the alleged rape of Astrea Crawford, a sixteen-year-old black girl, found shivering near a trash dumpster with obscenities scrawled on her face and body. Astrea refuses to talk, but scrawls on paper that two white cops raped her. A storm brews as the city explodes with racial tension. But when the rape test results come back negative, Greevey and Logan know the rape victim is hiding something, and they soon suspect that her accusations are being manipulated by those with secret political intentions.
When a young woman is killed in a bombing at the Chelsea Women's Choices Center, Detectives Greevey and Logan find themselves on opposite sides of the highly personal and controversial issue of abortion. The woman, who was carrying false identification, is eventually identified as Mary Donovan, a teacher at the St. Aloysius School. Greevey and Logan find a pamphlet in Mary's car from the pro-life group known as Women For Life headed by Rose Schwimmer. The initial assumption is that Mary carried the bomb into the center and was unaware of the crude bomb's volatile nature. Posters are immediately printed by The Women For Life group depicting Mary as a martyr who gave up her life for their cause. Greevey and Logan, however, suspect that this is not the whole story.
Greevey and Logan are out on a routine investigation when a man named Ramos is thrown out of a window. Officers Rennick and Sandoval are already on the scene. Greevey sends them upstairs, gunshots are heard, and Officer Rennick is killed. Greevey and Logan try to retrace the steps of the crime, and subsequently discover that they stumbled onto more than they thought.
Greevey and Logan reopen an investigation to help Stone and Robinette build a stronger case against three boys accused of gang-raping a TV reporter.
Part 1 of 2. Two policemen, Finkle and Mahoney, stumble upon an almost dead Isaac Skolnik, an elderly Russian man, in the candy store which he owns. At first it seems that it is just a petty robbery gone horribly wrong, until Logan and Greevey dig deeper and find that the candy store was the site of a much larger crime network.
Part 2 of 2. Asst. D.A. Ben Stone is not satisfied when defendants Joe Pilefsky and Maria Zalta are found guilty of assault for attacking Isaac Skolnik since crime boss Frank Masucci was not convicted. He plans to continue to hound Masucci until he makes a mistake that will put him away. When Robinette persuades a judge to allow a wiretap of Masucci's associate Harv Beigel, events unfold that may allow the D.A.s to achieve their goal of serving justice.
The accidental shooting of two children by a 14-year-old hired killer leads to a drug dealer and a real estate agent.
When Jose Urbano is shot to death, Detectives Greevey and Logan's investigation is blocked by uncooperative witnesses. But eventually they track down Alicia Rivers, who was seen with Urbano at the church carnival. The gun found at the scene is then traced to Anna Rivers, Alicia's mother, who admits that the gun had been stolen from her Salsa club. Greevey and Logan then find out that Alicia's sister Lucy is in the hospital suffering from a severe beating. Neither the family nor the parish priest, Father Torres, will allow a rape test for Lucy. Greevey is convinced that Urbano raped Lucy, and Nicky Guman, Lucy's boyfriend, avenged the act -- but the family is intent that no one discover the truth of what happened.
Two brothers appear to be the logical suspects in the murder of their wealthy parents.
Logan is forced to face his cultural biases when both a Lebanese gunrunner and an Irish terrorist are suspected of killing a drug dealer.
Drew MacDaniel is found semi-conscious with internal bleeding in Central Park. Following corrective surgery, Detectives Greevey and Logan are informed that MacDaniel had a kidney removed. The renal vein was not tied properly, and if MacDaniel had not been found, he would have bled to death. What baffles Logan and Greevey is that MacDaniel swears he is in perfect health and never had surgery. Greevey and Logan meet with Teresa Franz at the Organ Transplant Network Office and discover very interesting news. They have no record of a kidney delivery to Grammercy Hospital, despite the fact that Dr. Reberty performed an organ transplant on a woman named Joanna Woodleigh that same day.
Capt. Cragen is implicated in an internal police scandal, and Stone reluctantly prosecutes him on bribery and corruption charges.