Racial tensions reach dangerously high levels after the fatal hit and run of a twelve-year-old. Van Buren is soon in the hot seat as locals question the amount of attention (or lack thereof) that the case is receiving.
Episode number: 4x19 Production Number: 69030 Airdate: Wednesday April 13th, 1994
J. K. Simmons appears on Law & Order for the first time as Jerry Luppin, a video technician during a surveillance. It is his only appearance before he later joins the cast as Dr. Emil Skoda from Season 8 onwards to the series end in 2010.