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.
Dann Florek and Richard Brooks were both let go after the third season, because producers felt the show needed female characters. They were replaced by S. Epatha Merkerson and Jill Hennessy respectively. Dann Florek was brought back for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Richard Brooks returned in a few episodes of Law & Order to play the same character but ... ...
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
I told you, you should have gone to bed with her. You're getting the grief without getting the gravy.
Throughout the series members of the New York Supreme Court (which is a trial court) are referred to as "Judge" when in reality they are referred to as "Justice". Only members of the New York Court of Appeals (the state's highest court) are called "Judge".
At the start of the season one episode "Torrents of Greed, Part 2" the customary "In the criminal justice system..." opening monologue and screen title were replaced with a monologue and screen title about manipulation of the legal system.
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