ABOUT THE SHOW
A one-hour drama inspired by the real-life experiences of former New York Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple, The District revolves around Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson), an avowed crime-fighter and tenacious champion of the underdog whose revolutionary tactics while working in Boston and Newark, New Jersey resulted in a 50% drop in crime in both cities. Mannion's newest challenge: Washington, D.C. ("The District"), which, despite being home to more law enforcement agencies than any other city on the planet, has become riddled with crime and the home of a local police department that is both demoralized and generally ineffective.
In the latest chapter of his quest to "make crime a thing of the past," Mannion has been appointed Chief of Police by Washington, D.C.'s mayor. Working closely at police headquarters with Chief of Patrol Joe Noland (Roger Aaron Brown), Mannion has recruited Temple Page (Sean Patrick Thomas), a young detective who acts as Mannion's eyes and ears on some of the most crime-ridden and drug-infested streets in America, and Nancy Parras (Elizabeth Marvel), an intuitive officer who rounds out the chief's inner circle. The newest member of Mannion's unit is Page's partner, Kevin Debreno (Jonathan LaPaglia), who challenges both himself and his partner at every turn.
Together, Mannion and his team form a modern-day "Untouchables," determined to make "The District" livable for all its citizens.