Tommy works to keep her officers in line when one of their own turns up dead, and some want to take extreme measures to find the perpetrator. Mayor Buddy Gray and Deputy Mayor Doug Dudik are concerned about what damaging information Arturo Lopez, a recently arrested acquaintance of Buddy’s, may have on him.
When a concert promoter who is accused of defrauding his customers and vendors takes hostages in a restaurant, Tommy sends Cooper and Diaz to manage the situation until she can arrive. Tommy must navigate the politics of the L.A. City Council when two members refuse to sign on to her new budget proposal.
Tommy faces a political powder keg when racial tension arises between the LAPD and the African American community, following the murder of a notable community activist. While the victim's death initially looks to be a gang-related hit connected to his past, his death soon seems linked to a local dispute over highly coveted real estate.