TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Prior to becoming an actor, Dennis Farina, who portrays Detective Joe Fontana, was a Detective in the Chicago Police Department for 18 years. He got into acting through his former partner and police commander, Chuck Adamson, who had retired and became a police consultant on ... ...
Det. Mike Logan:
Put the burrito down, señor.
In a few Law & Order episodes Detective Lenny Briscoe will approach a drug dealer whom he will know has information valuable to the case, but the dealer will usually play dumb so Briscoe and his partner will frisks the dealer and find drugs, the cuffs come out and the dealer will spill his guts. This action is called the squeeze and the way it's done is illegal. The proper procedure is that after finding the drugs the Police are meant to arrest the dealer and bring him to the D.A's office for a plea-for-information deal. As only the D.A's have the authority to put the squeeze on as they will need proof of evidence in case the dealers testimony is needed in a court of Law.
The Season 17 episode "Tombstone" ends with live action during the credits in stead of the usual black background.
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