In New York City, when a crime is committed, the victims are represented by two distinct yet forever intertwined forces. There's the police department, represented here by the 27th precinct Homicide Detectives. (e) Theirs Senior Homicide Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jerry Sisto) and his partner, Junior Homicide Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) who both report to their boss Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson). It is their job to investigate the crime, collect evidence, interview witnesses and then, when the evidence points to a suspect or suspects, place the suspect(s) under arrest. The matter is then taken over by the prosecutors of the Manhatten District Attorney's office, Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter (Linus Roache) with support from his assistant prosecutor, Deputy Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa, who work under the watchful eye of Manhatten District Attorney John "Jack" James McCoy (Sam Waterston), together they discuss deals, prepare the witnesses and evidence and conduct the people's case in the trial. Both teams work with the Medical Examiners Office, Crime Lab and Police and District Attorney psychiatrists. Matters are rarely resolved easily, or for the people involved, satisfactorily. Crimes are committed which frequently create public unrest and controversy, race, morals and beliefs are frequently challenged and manipulated, the guilty can go unpunished and the innocent ruined forever. The detectives and prosecutors are weary, cynical, flawed, human and vulnerable. And yet they are somehow still dedicated to their jobs, to make the guilty answer for their crimes and gain some sense of justice for the victim and the victim's family. These are their stories...
Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Carolyn McCormick.
This is a good series don't get to see it that often, but when I have watched it, I haven't seen any rubbish episodes. If your into crime series you'll love this!!!