Law & Order/Corruption

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Season 7, Episode 5
Airdate October 30, 1996
Production Number K1101
Teleplay by Gardner Stern
Story by Rene Balcer &
Gardner Stern
Directed by Matthew Penn
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Corruption is the fifth episode of the seventh season of Law & Order, and the one hundred thirty-ninth episode overall.

Starring (Law): Jerry Orbach (Detective Lennie Briscoe), Benjamin Bratt (Detective Rey Curtis), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lt. Anita Van Buren)

Starring (Order): Sam Waterston (Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy), Carey Lowell (A.D.A. Jamie Ross), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Kevin Conway (Lt. John Flynn), Caroline Kava (Betty Abrams), Don Billett (Flynn's Attorney), Tim Ransom (Detective Andy Sullivan), Skipp Sudduth (Internal Affairs Detective), Nancy Ticotin (Club Bahia Hostess), Kirk Acevedo (Richie Morales), Jeff Williams (Detective Kenny Edwards)

and Josef Sommer (Judge Lawrence Hellman)

with Merrill Holtzman (Corboy), Michael Medeiros (IAB Det. Reynolds), William Paulson (Gary Gaviola), Alexandra Loria (Marilyn Manning), Mark Giordano (Galloway), Dupré Kelly (Two-Tone), Carlos A. Alonso (Leo), Phillip LeStrange (Commissioner De Maio), Manuel Antonio Estrella (Ruben Morales), Sándor Técsy (Lewis), Liberty Jean (Woman), Edward D. Murphy (Lieutenant)


Plot Overview

While on a stakeout, a detective murders a suspected drug dealer which leads to Briscoe being placed under investigation for stealing evidence from a police lockup and Curtis refusing to testify in court that he saw the drug dealer reaching for a gun.


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