A few weeks ago in Tinasha, a teenage prostitute was murdered, and the man accused of the crime, Ancil Marksbury, the son of Africa's leading industrialist, walked thanks to corrupt policemen. Now, another woman lays dead, as both David and Kia inspect the crime scene.
Both of the cops know exactly who committed the crime, but don't have anything to warrant an arrest, let alone be able to stick, until one girl decides to speak up. David uses the fact that a witness saw Marksbury in his report, but knowing just how corrupt the police force is, leaves out her name for her safety.
David continues to take the matter into his own hands, threatening the murderer's father, issuing a warning, while narrowly escaping the police. While in the Haven, Matu Ba speaks with David, almost playing devils advocate to the young hero, pointing out the pledge he made to himself and Batman is preventing any permanent consequences being issued to these criminals who can work the system. Nevertheless, David reminds Matu that he made a promise to "stand for something more."
The next day, Kia finds one of the corrupt detectives trying to find out the name of the witness in the report, which ultimately ends up to him and some other corrupt cops beating out of their superior at his house later that night. David has to rush to the girl's home in order to protect her, even without his suit. When his fellow policemen show up, they don't hesitate to fire upon David, who is ultimately saved by his armor, remotely controlled by Matu, with a hologram projector making it seem like someone is in the suit.
With all said and done, David's fellow police officers now not only distrust him, but have it out for him, and now Kia too. Marksbury's father isn't too happy, and speaks with men unknown, hiring hits on both David and Batwing.