Drama about the intertwined personal and private lives of New York City police detectives.
Detective John Kelly is a young, dedicated cop who has risen quickly through the ranks. Kelly is partnered with his mentor, Detective Andy Sipowicz, a veteran, tough-as-nails cop. As Kelly struggles to save his failing marriage, Sipowicz fights to manage his drinking problem and a dangerous, personal vendetta.
A drama set against the gritty and volatile backdrop of New York City that powerfully portrays realistic characters devoting themselves to the pursuit of justice while struggling to maintain an ever-elusive sense of humanity.
With Det. John Kelly leaving, Det. Andy Sipowicz, is partnered with Det. Bobby Simone. Though Simone rubs Sipowicz the wrong way on his first day, their partnership improves as they get to know one another. And, as Sipowicz struggles to manage his drinking problem, his relationship with Assistant District Attorney Sylvia Costas blossoms.