When a refugee is accused of a vicious sexual assault and robbery, outraged members of a far-right nationalist group vow revenge.
Setting up armed vigilante groups in the town of Hofstadt, they declare the town's independence from Berlin. They take the police and the mayor hostage, as well as Lieutenant Max Amsel from Department 89 who is there visiting his mother. He is mistaken for the refugee and beaten savagely.
With the international media watching, Chancellor Claudia Meyer has no other option but to order in Major Sophie Decker and Department 89 to take back the town at all costs and rescue Amsel.
But Amsel is scheduled to be executed.....