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Corruption 

To avoid the consequences of a bad shooting, a corrupt police officer makes a deal to cooperate with a commission investigating police corruption. During his testimony, he accuses Briscoe of stealing drugs after an arrest.

Director:

Matthew Penn

Writers:

Dick Wolf (created by), Gardner Stern (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Orbach ... Lennie Briscoe
Benjamin Bratt ... Rey Curtis
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... Jack McCoy
Carey Lowell ... Jamie Ross
Steven Hill ... Adam Schiff
Kevin Conway ... Lt. John Flynn
Caroline Kava ... Betty Abrams
Don Billett Don Billett ... Ed Richter - Attorney for Flynn
Tim Ransom ... Det. Andy Sullivan
Skipp Sudduth ... IAB Detective
Nancy Ticotin ... Club Bahia Hostess
Kirk Acevedo ... Richie Morales
Jeff Williams ... Lt. Kenny Edwards
Josef Sommer ... Judge Lawrence Hellman
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Storyline

An officer-involved shooting during a drug sting turns out to be a murder for hire ordered my a major drug trafficker. During his testimony in front of a corruption tribunal, the officer accuses Briscoe of stealing evidence in a case several years earlier. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Skipp Sudduth has played three different roles over the course of the series: See more »

Goofs

Briscoe says, "Somebody wants to look around in my old collars, I COULD care less." The correct phrase is 'I COULDN'T care less.' See more »

Quotes

Lt. John Flynn: [referring to the dead drug dealer] So, about seeing him reach, was that a yes or a no?
Detective Rey Curtis: I saw movement. I can't tell what it was.
Lt. John Flynn: Lennie, do us all a favor. Tell your partner here how things are done.
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Connections

Remade as Law & Order: UK: Honour Bound (2009) See more »

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Looking for headlines
19 September 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This episode belongs to both Jerry Orbach and to guest star Kevin Conway who puts Briscoe in a real jackpot. Benjamin Bratt's sense of outrage helps a lot as well.

Both Briscoe and Curtis are put on a drug raid in the charge of Conway who is a veteran cop who has some history with Briscoe. During the course of a confrontation with a known drug dealer Conway pulls out his weapon and shoots him dead.

Cops are supposed to back each other up and Orbach accepts Conway's version, but Bratt will not say he saw something there he didn't see like the victim reaching for a weapon. When it turns out that Conway himself is corrupt and was doing an execution for a drug lord he in turn accuses Briscoe of past corruption.

Not to law enforcement though, to one of those citizen crime commissions headed by an arrogant, self righteous Josef Sommer. Sommer is great himself, he reminded me of John McIntire's character in The Asphalt Jungle.

But Conway who is a true snake is a wonder to watch in this story. Viewers know that Lennie Briscoe has his flaws, but is honest and we feel for Orbach and the jackpot he's put in by a really dirty cop and an arrogant citizen looking for headlines.


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