Corey Pegues had a life of crime in the 1980s as a member of the notorious Supreme Team gang in New York City. He was involved in a variety of illegal activities. Pegues leaves the city after a dangerous run-in with a rival gang, only to return several years later as a rising star in the New York City Police Department. When Pegues expresses his support for police reform in a public forum, he becomes a target inside the department. The particulars of his past life are brought into the limelight.