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Controversial gay city councilman Richard Durban is shot dead after a forum to discuss gay/lesbian medical issues. The murder weapon is soon traced to a missing piece of evidence from a 1985 gun shop robbery -- meaning someone with access to the police department is to blame.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x23
Production Number: 69427
Airdate: Wednesday May 24th, 1995

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Guest Stars
Daniel Hugh Kelly
As Kevin Crossley
Daniel Oreskes
As Durban's Campaign Manager
Gordon Joseph Weiss
As Cliff
Hallie Foote
As Marjorie Durban
Jay Devlin
As McAfee
June Stein
As Woman
Kelle Kerr
As Antoinette Crossley
Maurice Shrog
As Building Superintendant
Mitchell Lichtenstein
As Joe Gibb
Nance Williamson
As Judge Louise Lessing
Peter Gerety
As Charles Powell
Richard Bekins
As Richard Durban
Robert Joy
As Leo Barnett
Ron Parady
As Albert Gerard
Audrey Marie Anderson
As Mrs. Barnett
Cliff Goulet
As Jury Foreman
Gilbert Lewis
As Deputy Police Commissioner
Jeanine Morick
As Mona Benson
Ken Threet
As 1st Uniformed Policeman
Randy Lutterman
As Assistant
Ray Xifo
As Manager
Susan P. Vaughn
As Lori Pearson
Tim Hopper
As Mr. Wiley
Main Cast
Jerry Orbach
As Detective Leonard W. "Lennie" Briscoe
Chris Noth
As Detective Mike Logan
S. Epatha Merkerson
As Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston
As District Attorney Jack McCoy
Jill Hennessy
As Assistant D.A. Claire Kincaid
Steven Hill (1)
As District Attorney Adam Schiff
Steven Zirnkilton
As Opening Narration (uncredited)
Episode Notes
Chris Noth (Mike Logan) leaves the regular cast in this episode.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDick Wolf
Executive ProducerDick Wolf  |  Ed Sherin
Co-Executive ProducerMichael S. Chernuchin
ProducerLewis H. Gould  |  Arthur W. Forney  |  RenĂ© Balcer  |  Jeffrey L. Hayes
Co-ProducerEd Zuckerman
Associate ProducerBilly Fox  |  Jody Milano-vanderputten
Production DesignerRichard Bianchi
EditorMichael Kewley
CastingSuzanne Ryan  |  Lynn Kressel
Unit Production ManagerLewis H. Gould
MusicMike Post
Location ManagerMoe Bardach
Director of PhotographyChristopher Misiano
Executive Story EditorMorgan Gendel
Technical AdvisorMichael Struk  |  William N. Fordes  |  Dr. Park Dietz
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