When an African-American cop shoots and kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to cope with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light.
Betrayal of Trust+
When a controversial video of Deputy Beck leaks, Ashe and Preston face a new challenge to find the source and expose whether or not it was a set-up.
Ashe and Preston focus in on reliable evidence in both investigations, sending them first to Jesse Carr’s old college campus, then on a dangerous manhunt for the only two credible witnesses in Joey Campbell’s case. The political implications of both cases begin to unfold, as Pastor Janae urges Governor Eamons to do more for the poorest communities in Gate Station, leading her to the Campbell household. Meanwhile, Eamons’ biggest competition, Penn Moder, seeks out Jesse's mother, Alicia.
Ashe and Preston focus in on reliable evidence in both investigations, sending them first to Jesse Carr’s old college campus, then on a dangerous manhunt for the only two credible witnesses in Joey Campbell’s case.
Before the Storm+
Cory reveals some key details about the night Joey Campbell was murdered, allowing Preston and Ashe to zero in on the people whom they believe were involved in his death.
The Fire This Time+
The tension heats up in Gate Station as a violent riot erupts between the citizens and the police. Meanwhile, Ashe and Preston confront Governor Eamons regarding their latest suspicions in Joey’s murder, Ashe takes matters into her own hands when it comes to Javier, and Preston sits down with Beck.
The Content of Their Character+
The district attorney calls to inform Preston that he is sending in a new team to investigate the case, but Preston remains focused and determined to find the underlying truth.
After a potential murder weapon is found in the Joey Campbell case, the pressure is on for Preston and Ashe to utilize this newest piece of evidence to find out who is behind Joey’s death. Meanwhile, tensions continue to escalate between the investigators and the Sheriff’s department, leading to a potentially game-changing altercation, and Preston makes a rash decision regarding the Jesse Carr case.
Come to Jesus+
After a shocking discovery is made about the Auxiliary Deputy program, the investigation zeroes in on the Sheriff’s Department, leaving Lieutenant Breeland and Sheriff Platt under intense scrutiny. As potential culprits come forward to negotiate with Ashe and Preston, a former Auxiliary Deputy reveals a secret of his own. Meanwhile, the judge makes a ruling in Ashe’s custody case and Governor Eamons makes a difficult decision regarding her new education initiative.
The hearings for both cases are held and, as Preston presents the facts to the jurors, the truth behind each shooting is revealed. Meanwhile, Pastor Janae and other petitioners gather outside the courtroom in anticipation of the results, hoping for a better future. After the Sheriff’s Department loses one of its own, it becomes clear who is really to blame.