A heart-in-your-throat drama, The Red Line begins with the mistaken shooting of a black doctor at the hands of a white cop and unfolds from the perspective of each of the families connected to the tragedy. It's a then-and-now meets us-and-them tale about the often-personal politics of crime.
Daniel fears for Jira’s safety after receiving a threatening phone call warning her to stop speaking out about the shooting. Also, Jira rallies her classmates to walk out of school to march against police brutality.
Tia finds herself making enemies after she gives a powerful speech against Paul Evans and the Chicago Police Department. Also, Paul’s life takes an upturn after he performs a heroic act that makes him a momentary hero.
Tia receives a financial windfall from an unlikely source, putting her back in the race for alderman against Nathan Gordon. Also, Paul makes a profound and life-changing revelation about himself.
Daniel, reeling over disturbing information he discovered about Harrison, seeks comfort from his colleague – and Jira’s teacher – Liam Bhat. Also, Jira causes waves when she speaks up in defense of Tia during Tia’s debate with incumbent Alderman Nathan Gordon.
After hearing Paul’s testimony about Harrison’s shooting, Daniel has an angry outburst that puts his lawsuit against Paul at risk. Also, Jira’s first meeting with her birth mother, Tia, doesn’t go as she expected.
Tia’s campaign for alderman is in jeopardy after it is revealed that Jira is her daughter, whom she gave up for adoption. Also, in order to help indict Paul, Daniel tries to find the anonymous sender of the security tape that shows him shooting Harrison.
Grieving widower Daniel Calder files a civil suit against Officer Paul Evans, the cop who shot his unarmed husband. Also, Daniel’s adopted daughter, Jira, tries to connect with her birth mother, Tia Young, who is conflicted about meeting her daughter, and Paul is assigned a new partner on the force, Officer Diego Carranza.