An all-new season of timely cases inspired by today's biggest global headlines resumes its classic two-part approach examining both the police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.
A young girl is shot and Cosgrove teams with Det. Jalen Shaw to track down her killer. Benson and Stabler assist and realise it's more than a typical homicide. McCoy and Price seek justice against an international crime ring, but complications threaten the case.
The daughter of a politician is found dead after an apparent mugging while visiting New York City. Price makes a risky move by putting her mother on the stand as Maroun works to salvage their case when a key witness declines to testify.
A deadly shooting has Cosgrove and Shaw racing to find the culprit before another attack is orchestrated. Price struggles to put his ethical principles aside when the US Attorney's office pushes for the death penalty in the case.
When the young author of a tell-all book is found dead, Cosgrove asks a former mentor for help with the case. Price has an uphill battle in court when a search and seizure is deemed illegal.
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Cosgrove and Shaw piece together the clues of what happened to a murdered law student, uncovering a web of blackmail and lies. Price fights to have a piece of shocking testimony thrown out.
When a fashion designer is killed on the night of his boutique opening, Cosgrove and Shaw must track down a suspect with very little evidence and no witnesses. Maroun is shocked to find her own name on the defence's witness list.
A crisis consultant who's made many enemies on behalf of her clients is murdered. Price and Maroun must set aside the potential damage to a witness's reputation in order to strengthen their case.
When a decorated military veteran is found murdered in his own home, Cosgrove and Shaw work with his daughter to uncover an important clue. Price and Maroun must untangle the stories of other service members connected to the victim to make their case.
A suspect arrested for murder escapes police custody after months of waiting for his day in court. As a hostage situation erupts, Shaw must re-examine his conduct as the arresting officer. Price questions his faith in the justice system.
When a homeless migrant is murdered, evidence leads Cosgrove and Shaw to a mysterious cover-up at a construction site. Price and Maroun push a key witness to testify knowing that speaking out could lead to legal consequences.
When an ex-con is found beaten to death, Cosgrove and Shaw arrest an unlikely culprit. Maroun must put her personal feelings for the suspect aside and take the lead in court when she and Price can't agree on the best trial strategy.
After a teenager is killed, Cosgrove and Shaw discover what lengths kids will go to these days to become Internet famous. Price and Maroun take a risk to go after who they believe is the real criminal in the case, but wind up back where they started.
When a graduate student is found dead, Cosgrove and Shaw follow the evidence to a suspect with no clear motive. Price and Maroun uncover a money-grabbing scheme within a close-knit church. McCoy warns them to focus on the suspects and not the institution.
After shots are fired in a popular nightclub, Cosgrove and Shaw suspect the spree was a ruse to target a sole victim. When security footage mysteriously disappears, Price and Maroun must rely on a witness who values his reputation over the facts.
Cosgrove and Shaw must unravel a string of false crime reports to get to the truth surrounding a respected doctor's murder. Shaw becomes the target of retaliation when he files a complaint against two patrol officers.
When a celebrated journalist is killed, Cosgrove and Shaw explore an unpublished report involving a prominent politician. Price and Maroun fight an uphill battle when their only credible witness is currently awaiting trial for another heinous crime.
When a public defender is murdered, Cosgrove and Shaw are surprised to find Price at the crime scene. His involvement in the trial compromises the case.
When a young woman dies a slow and painful death from an untreated infection, Cosgrove and Shaw suspect she was under the influence of a powerful cult. Price and Maroun put pressure on its members to find the cult's true mastermind.
Cosgrove and Shaw investigate the murder of a family physician whose outspoken politician wife suspects she was the intended target. Price and Maroun's case hangs in the balance when the defence calls one of the doctor's young patients to testify as a witness.
When a respected businessman is found murdered, his surprising connection to Cosgrove's daughter helps the police make a break in the case. Price and Maroun disagree on how to proceed at trial when the defendant's age brings up legal precedent they must follow.
Cosgrove and Shaw suspect an art dealer was murdered but can't make an arrest until they locate her body. Price and Maroun must go to trial with a circumstantial case and a suspect with unlimited resources. The squad celebrates a birthday.
A senator is gunned down at his daughter's wedding. McCoy pushes for a severe sentence and squares up against a formidable DA ... his own daughter. Price aims to stay neutral but can't help but empathize with the defendant over a shared trauma.