The Shield: The Complete Fourth Season was released on DVD in North America on December 26, 2005.
Antwon Mitchell is released from prison and starts gaining power in Farmington, as head of the One-Niners gang. Meanwhile, newly-arrived Captain Monica Rawling implements controversial federal asset forfeiture laws.
Also, Rawling empowers Vic Mackey whose Strike Team has been disbanded. On the other hand, Shane Vendrell and new partner, Army Renta, work at the Vice Division and find themselves ensnared with Antwon Mitchell.
Finally, new Councilman David Aceveda works from his new position also supervising the police commission.
Season 4 begins several months after the events of Season 3.
The season follows a few main plots and several subplots:
- The arrival of new captain Monica Rawling at the Barn.
- Antwon Mitchell gains power in Farmington.
- Vic Mackey deals with the disbandment of the Strike Team.
- Shane Vendrell involvement with Antwon Mitchell while working at the Vice Division.
- Julien's disapproval of Captain Rawling's seizure laws.
- Dutch's deal with the D.A. to stop the marginalization of Wyms and himself.
- Antwon Mitchell's kidnapping of a young witness and its repercussions.
- Michael Chiklis as Vic Mackey (13 episodes)
- Glenn Close as Monica Rawling (13 episodes)
- Catherine Dent as Danny Sofer (13 episodes)
- Walton Goggins as Shane Vendrell (13 episodes)
- Michael Jace as Julien Lowe (13 episodes)
- Kenneth Johnson as Curtis Lemansky (13 episodes)
- Jay Karnes as Dutch Wagenbach (13 episodes)
- Benito Martinez as David Aceveda (13 episodes)
- and CCH Pounder as Claudette Wyms (13 episodes)
- David Rees Snell as Ronnie Gardocki (13 episodes)
- Cathy Cahlin Ryan as Corrine Mackey (12 episodes)
- Anthony Anderson as Antwon Mitchell (12 episodes)
- Michael Peña as Army Renta (10 episodes)
- David Marciano as Steve Billings (8 episodes)
- Laurence Mason as Halpern White (7 episodes)
- Nigel Gibbs as Assistant Chief Roy Phillips (5 episodes)
- Onahoua Rodriguez as Emolia Melendez (3 episodes)
- Michele Hicks as Mara Sewell (1 episode)
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