This story was inspired by the case of Diane Whipple, a California college lacrosse coach who was mauled to death by two Presa Canarios in the hallway of her apartment building. The dogs had been given to neighbors by the owners, who were in jail at the time. See more
On September 11th, 2001, New York City was ruthlessly and criminally attacked. While no tribute can ever heal the pain of that day, the producers of "Law & Order" dedicate this season to the victims and their families, and to the fire fighters and police officers, who remind us with their lives and courage what it truly means to be an American.