Veteran cop and police commissioner Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson) is brought on to clean up the police force of crime-ridden Washington, D.C. With his detectives and allies, Mannion fights crime on the streets as well as internal corruption and the powers of Congress in order to bring integrity to the department.
S1/EP 1 - The District (Pilot)
Jack Mannion becomes the new chief of police in Washington, D.C., but he's met with hostility by Joe Noland, who feels more deserving of the promotion.
S1/EP 2 - Dirty Laundry
Mannion is pressured by a congressman's chief of staff to solve the murder of a rich college kid in Georgetown.
S1/EP 3 - Worst Block
Mannion attempts to clean up the most crime-infested block in D.C., while Temple is accused of pushing a drug dealer in front of a car.
S1/EP 4 - Surveillance
Mannion angers veteran officers when he shifts their day shifts to evening in order to reduce crime.
S1/EP 5 - The Real Terrorists
The police is ordered by the FBI to participate in a rehearsal for a possible terrorist attack.
S1/EP 6 - How They Lived
Mannion disciplines several officers caught stealing on the job when Fidel Castro visits D.C. along with a Cuban general.
S1/EP 7 - Imperfect Victims
Ella worries what will happen to Ricky when he testifies against his father. In the meantime, Nick discovers evidence against the mayor.
S1/EP 8 - The Jackal
A criminal is stalking elderly people. In other events, the mayor comes clean, and Ella isn't sure whether to accept a date offer.
S1/EP 9 - Pot Scrubbers
Mannion attempts to arrest a dealer, while his ex-wife Sherry arrives with bad news.
S1/EP 10 - The Santa Wars
Two groups of Santas fight over the best corners for charity. In the meantime, Mannion is threatened by an anonymous phone caller.
S1/EP 11 - The D.C. Strangler
Temple isn't sure he can lead an investigation to catch a serial killer after seeing the victims' bodies. Meanwhile, Mannion is pressured to hire a politically-correct candidate as district commander.
S1/EP 12 - Old Ghosts
Mannion gets personally involved in a case when a woman asks him to find her husband. In the meantime, McGregor threatens an ex-IRA gunman who's in D.C. for peace talks.
S1/EP 13 - Vigilante
Mannion looks for a vigilante killing men convicted of child molestation, while Ella discovers that a neighbor is a former sex offender.
S1/EP 14 - Rage Against the Machine
Mannion tries to reunite a boy with his imprisoned mother. In other events, McGregor attempts to protect a woman from her stalker, and Temple has doubts about his forthcoming wedding.
S1/EP 15 - The Most Dangerous Job
Mannion promises to give cabbies better protection, and a new US attorney proves to be controversial
S1/EP 16 - A Southern Town
Mannion heads to New York to attend his ex-wife's wedding, while a former cop accuses Noland of covering up a 30-year-old case involving a politician's son.
S1/EP 17 - New World
A Vietnamese businessman and former colonel is suspected of running a sex-slave operation using kidnapped Asian girls.
S1/EP 18 - Night Moves
Mannion attempts to take down the leader of a vicious gang. Meanwhile, Nick is attacked in his own home.
S1/EP 19 - The Agony and the Ecstasy
Mannion discovers that his girlfriend is supplying his son with an illegal drug, while Nancy is forced to admit a secret.
S1/EP 20 - Running Towards Fire
An off-duty white cop shoots a undercover black cop in the back during a stakeout.
S1/EP 21 - Don't Fence Me in
Temple attempts to catch criminals on tape. Mannion helps a psychic find the President's runaway dog.
S1/EP 22 - Fools Russian: Part 1
The FBI investigates Mannion, and Ella discovers her cancer has returned.
S1/EP 23 - Fools Russian: Part 2
The mayor suspends Mannion, and Temple comes back to work after his fiancee's murder .
S2/EP 1 - Lost and Found
Mannion is pressured to find a congressman's missing aide, and Ella comes back to work.
S2/EP 2 - Foreign Affair
Temple and Debreno look for the source of a new heroin that's hitting the streets, while Mannion's son has his sentencing hearing.
S2/EP 3 - Night Shift (aka Back Fire)
Nancy investigates a carjacking ring. In the meantime, a poisonous snake is loose in police headquarters.
S2/EP 4 - The Project
Mannion moves to a violent housing project to investigate a woman's murder. Debreno attempts to talk Temple into taking the fall for a car accident.
S2/EP 5 - To Serve and Protect
Noland returns to a missing persons case he investigated eight years ago when the body of a five-year-old boy is found. Meanwhile, Nancy gets involved in a domestic-abuse case, Ella is unable to fire an employee for budgetary reasons and Nick tries to talk Mannion into running for mayor.
S2/EP 6 - Melt Down
A 7-year-old accidently shoot a confiscated gun, and a woman puts a curse on Mannion for arresting her husband.
S2/EP 7 - Bulldog's Ghost
Mannion's investigation into the murder of a homeless Vietnam veteran leads to a conspiracy.
S2/EP 8 - Tug of War
Mannion goes after a ring of thieves who steal expensive purses and sell them on the black market after a woman is killed in one of their attacks. The chief must also deal with an ex-girlfriend who claims partial ownership of his boat.
S2/EP 9 - Cop Hunt
While searching for a bad cop, Mannion is visited by his daughter, who has news about her future.
S2/EP 10 - Thursday
The officer remember a fellow cop who died in
S2/EP 11 - Russian Winter
A Russian woman claims that Mannion's nemesis is trying to kill her.
S2/EP 12 - Twist of Hate
Mannion searches for the culprits who committed hate crimes.
S2/EP 13 - This Too Shall Pass
A local reporter's body is found in an abandoned building. Meanwhile, Mannion's daughter graduates from the police academy.
S2/EP 14 - Wasteland
A former teacher takes members of the Board of Education hostage.
S2/EP 15 - Daughter for Daughter
Mannion's daughter is kidnapped by his nemesis.
S2/EP 16 - The Greenhouse Effect
A Congressman is killed in the alley behind Teddy R's restaurant. Meanwhile, Nancy is jealous when Brander's old female partner arrives.
S2/EP 17 - Still Life
Mannion investigates the theft of a $2 million Picasso painting. Nancy learns her mother is getting divorced.
S2/EP 18 - Shades of Gray (aka Night Moves)
Mannion is pressured to reinstate a just demonted police commander, while Nancy is faced with possible discipline for injuring a suspect with her nightstick.
S2/EP 19 - Shell Game
In a crossover with The Agency, Mannion asks Agency director Tom Gagefor information about the murder of a CIA agent who was working undercover.
S2/EP 20 - The Killing Point
Mannion tries to stop the execution of a man falsely accused of murder when a priest receives an anonymous letter revealing the whereabouts of the murder weapon.
S2/EP 21 - Convictions
Debreno's past comes back to haunt him when a diplomat's son is arrested for dealing drugs.
S2/EP 22 - Payback
Mannion attempts to stop a gang war, and Ella receives a marriage proposal.
S3/EP 1 - Resurrection: Part 1
An aggressive U.S. attorney general pressures Noland to solve Mannion's disappearance.
S3/EP 2 - Oil and Water: Part 2
Mannion is still missing, and a traffic-stop jeopardizes Temple's career.
S3/EP 3 - Explicit Activities
Mannion cracks down on child-pornography.
S3/EP 4 - Drug Money
Mannion investigates a series of pharmaceutical robberies, and Debreno is won by a mayoral candidate in a charity bachelor auction.
S3/EP 5 - Faith
Debreno's priest brother is shot, and Nancy becomes obsessed with learning the identity of an unidentified body.
S3/EP 6 - Old Wounds
Mannion gets another chance to capture a contract killer who eluded him 25 years ago, and Ella begins to question whether she should get married.
S3/EP 7 - The Second Man
Noland shoots a college student he thought was going to rob a convenience store, but the investigation fails to turn up a weapon. To make things worse, Internal Affairs demands that Noland be suspended and the student's wealthy parents threaten to press charges.
S3/EP 8 - Free-Fire Zone
A reporter accuses Mannion of committing a war crime, and Temple and Debreno look for a 15-year-old boy planning to commit murder to join a gang.
S3/EP 9 - Return of the King
A boxing champion's wife is found murdered in her hotel room, and Temple comes under suspicion due to a past relationship with her.
S3/EP 10 - Small Packages
On Christmas, Temple and Debreno look for three men disguised as elves, Mannion makes a promise dressed as Santa, and Nancy and Brander find a baby in a manger scene.
S3/EP 11 - Goodbye, Jenny
Mannion comforts a dying friend, and Ella is sued by a man after saving him from a near-fatal fall.
S3/EP 12 - Untouchable
Nancy tries to figure out the identity of a body found in an alley, and Kendall tries to end her relationship with a married man.
S3/EP 13 - Sacrifices
A suspected terrorist with a potentially deadly virus puts headquarters in quarantine mode.
S3/EP 14 - Blindsided
Deputy Mayor Lockhart asks Debreno to help find a blackmailer that could end her career, and the mayor offers Ella a job.
S3/EP 15 - Back in the Saddle
Debreno is assigned to protect a popular singer set to perform at the Kennedy Center Honors who's received a death threat. In other events, Mannion becomes a uniformed cop in order to lead by example and Clive argues with Ella over her turning down a job in the mayor's office without having a discussion first.
S3/EP 16 - Last Waltz
Mannion's old partner returns, and Ella suspects an officer hailed as a hero is lying.
S3/EP 17 - Where There's Smoke
Mannion takes on a powerful city commissioner, and Nancy and Brander get hurt in an accident while pursuing a suspect.
S3/EP 18 - Bloodlines
Mannion trails a killer targeting interracial couples, and Nancy arrests her father for soliciting.
S3/EP 19 - Criminally Insane
The mayor attempts to get Mannion fired, and the mayor's disturbed son disappears from police custody.
S3/EP 20 - Rage
The mayor blames Mannion for riots in the streets, and Temple's informant is injured during a drug deal.
S3/EP 21 - Ella Mae
Mannion copes with a sudden death, and Temple and Debreno search for the man who shot one of their informants.
S3/EP 22 - Into the Sunset
Mannion goes west to recover and stumbles onto an investigation. Meanwhile, Mannion's ex-wife Sherry meets Vanessa.
S4/EP 1 - Jack's Back
Jack returns to D.C. to get his job back as chief of police, but the mayor has other ideas.
S4/EP 2 - Devil You Know…
Hoping to get his old job back, Mannion brings his team together to take down a notorious drug dealer, while Temple confronts Debreno about the latter's one-night stand.
S4/EP 3 - Free Byrd
Mannion tries to talk to Sherry into moving to Washington, and Temple sets a trap for a pair of bad cops.
S4/EP 4 - The Kindness of Strangers
Noland races to finds his niece who was contacted by a pedophile, and Temple is picked on for bringing down a pair of violent cops.
S4/EP 5 - Blind Eye
Mannion discovers an underground system of justice, Temple hires a lawyer to defend him in a wrongful death suit, and Nancy and Brander prepare for a test to become detectives.
S4/EP 6 - Jupiter for Sale
The citizens of D.C. start to panic when a serial killer that was never caught is reportedly behind a recent similar slaying.
S4/EP 7 - A House Divided
Mannion participates in a Civil War reenactment, and Vanessa confronts Sherry after one of her clients is wounded in a botched sting operation.
S4/EP 8 - Acceptable Losses
Mannion tracks down birthday party culprits, and Brander pursues a man involved in an ATM robbery.
S4/EP 9 - In God We Trust
Mannion finds a modern-day Robin Hood, and Temple's wrongful-death case goes to trial.
S4/EP 10 - Hollow Spaces
The teen who received Ella's heart is suspected of robbing a gas station, and the mayor refuses to pay the hefty damages awarded to Temple.
S4/EP 11 - The Voice Inside
A murder's only witness is an autistic girl, and Nancy receives a blood-stained dress from her dry cleaner.
S4/EP 12 - Breath of Life
Brander and Mannion investigate a hit-and-run that injured a police officer.
S4/EP 13 - Party Favors
A lobbyist is found hanging from a rope, and Gwen gets arrested during a protest outside the offices of an HMO.
S4/EP 14 - A.K.A.
A woman in the Witness Protection Program is killed in a hit-and-run accident, and Temple works after hours as a security guard.
S4/EP 15 - D.C. Confidential
Mannion is reluctant to let Sherry move into Ella's old office, and a recent death connects to Ella's uncle.
S4/EP 16 - On Guard
Mannion's fencing instructor kills her husband in self-defense, and Debreno discovers that a deceased friend may still be alive.
S4/EP 17 - Family Values
A young girl is abducted for a hefty ransom, and Mannion's new director of police administration has a bizarre first day that begins with the chief forgetting that he hired her.
S4/EP 18 - The Black Widow Maker
Mannion flies to Iowa when a warrant for his arrest is issued for failure to pay a fine, and Temple's investigation of an armored-truck robbery is complicated by his feelings.
S4/EP 19 - Passing Time
A woman retaliates against a doctor, Nancy's ill father asks her to help end his life, and Mannion gets obsessed with figuring out who keeps leaving notes in a suggestion box criticizing his wardrobe.
S4/EP 20 - Ten Thirty-Three
Mannion investigates a gang shooting outside a church, and Gwen suspects that one of the boys may be the son who was taken away from her.
S4/EP 21 - Open Season
Noland is shot by a gang member in apparent retaliation for Mannion's takedown of an area gang.
S4/EP 22 - Something Borrowed, Something Bruised
As Noland recovers, Mannion prepares for his daughter's wedding. On the way to the ceremony, Mannion discovers the body of a woman at a toxic-waste dump and her identity comes as a shock to everyone.