Afton Tangler is the Family Liaison Officer of the Minneapolis Police Department. Her job is to be bridge between victims of crimes and the police force during the investigation. However, Tangler has bigger and better goals in mind: to be a detective on the police force. Her partner in not-quite crime, Max Montgomery, encourages this goal regularly. He bends the rules and takes Tangler to investigations alongside him. This is much to the chagrin of the chief of police.