Disgraced L.A.P.D. detective, Russell Poole (Depp), is a beaten man, unable to solve his biggest case - the murders of music icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. After two decades, the case remains open. "Jack" Jackson (Whitaker), a reporter desperate to save his reputations and career, is determined to find out why. He tracks down Poole, and the two enter into an uneasy partnership to finally put this case to rest. As Poole relives the unbelievable story of power, corruption and crime, Jackson begins to unravel a growing web of scandal and deception. Relentless in their hunt for the truth, these two broken men threaten to crack the foundation of the L.A.P.D all the while fighting for their own.