When police officer Toni Shroud (Lori Loughlin) is raped by a colleague she feels compelled to honour the code of silence which prevents the prosecution of fellow officers. However, when she learns that the cop who raped her has now raped a civilian, she can keep quiet no longer and reports the crime. This causes her to be victimised by her superior and eventually gets her dismissed from the force. Only when she then meets assistant D.A. Pete Manesca (Martin Sheen), does she find a man who is willing to help her fight for justice.