This "Closer" spinoff follows cases handled by the Major Crimes division of the LA Police Department. The 7-member team is headed by Capt. Sharon Raydor, whose intellectual smarts combined with a calm, even temperament help a team of experts solve high-profile murder cases. In addition to running the show, Raydor helps guide and protect her teenage charge, a witness in a horrific crime, who finds a safe refuge among members of the major-case squad.
Major Crimes. Major Convictions.
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Did You Know?
With an audience of nearly seven million viewers on average, its first-season ratings were the highest ever recorded for a new show on cable. See more
A running action throughout the series was to casually slip the Miranda Warning to people they wanted to question and get them to essentially sign away their rights and was a carry over from The Closer
. In 2010 though, the US Supreme Court ruled that an explicit acknowledgment that the person understands their Miranda Rights must be given. This explicit question-acknowledgment rarely was ever done which would invalidate any confession. See more