Tech tycoon Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk) loses his best friend Sully who gets killed while rescuing him during a botched store robbery. Theresa Murphy (Natalie Martinez) investigates the hopeless case. She is a single mom divorced from ADA Scott Murphy. Gideon is shocked by the inadequate state of the precinct under constant budget cuts. He bullies mayor Michael Salgado (Nestor Serrano) to turn over Chicago's troubled 13th district to him. Ned Conrad (Ernie Hudson) is the sergeant. Nicholas Brandt, Tasha Goss, and Geoff Cobb are some of the beat cops. Gideon brings on tech guy Pete McCann and hacker Ada Hamilton to upgrade their equipment.
The premise is a little bit out there for a standard police procedural. I do like Kirk a lot and that carries the day for me. Mostly, it's a forgettable week to week procedural until they produce a crazy hacker villain. That helps with the tension. At least, it's more than just another cop show.