When the hearings for both cases are held, Janae and other petitioners gather outside the courtroom; after the sheriff's department loses one of its own, it becomes clear who is really to blame.
The investigation zeroes in on the Sheriff's department after a shocking discovery is made about the Auxiliary Deputy program; a ruling is made in Ashe's custody case; Gov. Eamons makes a tough decision about her education initiative.
A possible murder weapon is found in the Joey Campbell case; tension escalates between the investigators and the Sheriff's department; Preston makes a rash decision regarding the Jesse Carr case.
The district attorney informs Preston that he is sending a new team to investigate Joey Campbell's death; another compromising video of Beck surfaces after the riots.
In Gate Station, a violent riot erupts between citizens and the police; Ashe and Preston confront Gov. Eamons regarding their latest suspicions surrounding Joey's murder; Ashe takes matters into her own hands when it comes to Javier.
Cory reveals details that help Preston and Ashe zero in on the people whom they believe were involved in Joey Campbell's death; Ashe attempts to gain control of her personal life.
Cory confesses to what he witnessed the night of Joey Campbell's death; Ashe and Preston must decide if Cory's word will hold up against the sheriff's department; Gov. Eamons introduces her new education initiative.
Ashe and Preston embark on a dangerous manhunt for the only two credible witnesses in Joey Campbell's case; Pastor Janae urges Gov. Eamons to do more for poor communities in Gate Station.
When a controversial video of Deputy Beck is leaked, Ashe and Preston must find the source and expose whether or not it was a setup; it is revealed that Pastor Janae had a public run-in with Joey Campbell before his death.
An African-American cop shoots an unarmed white man, shaking a North Carolina town; the situation becomes more tense when the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light.