A police officer is killed by a criminal with a long rap sheet. The accused appears to have been shot 41 times by police and the defendant’s attorney has brought up claims of police corruption to help their case.
Episode number: 1x2 Production Number: E5707 Airdate: Friday March 04th, 2005
Orbach was signed to continue in the role on Law & Order: Trial by Jury, but appeared in only the first two episodes of the series.
When he was so ill that he couldn't speak above a whisper, they rewrote the scene so that he and the other characters around him all had reason to whisper (outside of a courtroom door).
Both episodes aired in March 2005, after his death.
The fifth episode of the series, "Baby Boom," and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "View from Up Here" were dedicated to his memory.