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.
In 2001, creator Dick Wolf announced plans for a special Law & Order mini-series featuring the casts of the original, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). The mini-series was to have been broadcast in the spring of 2002, and deal with a terrorist attack on New York. After the World ... ...
Det. Lennie Briscoe:
Boy, I'd hate for somebody to trace me by what I read.
Det. Rey Curtis: You read, Lennie?
The series makes it seem like the prosecutors and defense attorneys are evenly matched, which is way off. Lots of defendants can't afford a lawyer and are assigned public defenders. Public defenders can be tasked with 500 cases in a year. (And that's a conservative estimate.)
After the attack on the World Trade Center the opening was changed for one episode to reflect the sacrifices of the NYPD and the NYFD.