Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Investigating the murder of a social worker, detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) unearth an expansive foster-child scam. At the same time, a young black woman kidnaps her biological son from the child's white foster parents. This episode marks the return of former series regular Richard Brooks as attorney Paul Robinette, this time working against the D.A.'s office rather than with it.