Law & Order/Custody

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Season 6, Episode 14
Airdate February 21, 1996
Production Number K0117
Teleplay by Morgan Gendel
Story by Rene Balcer &
Morgan Gendel
Directed by Constantine Makris
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Custody is the fourteenth episode of the sixth season of Law & Order, and the one hundred twenty-fifth 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), Jill Hennessy (A.D.A. Claire Kincaid), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Amber Kain (Jenny Mays), Scott Lawrence (Michael Walters), Chuck Cooper (Walters' Attorney), Lee Brock (Mrs. Corbin)

and Richard Brooks (Paul Robinette)

with Charlotte Colavin (Judge Lisa Pongracic), Mark Nelson (Stein), Oni Faida Lampley (Sharlene Patterson), Afemo Omilami (Henry Patterson), Harold Miller (Judge Cyrus Metcalfe), Lillias White (Susan Monroe), Marcell Rosenblatt (Mrs. Bello), Michael Patterson (Alan Corbin), Ray Girardin (Detective Sal Martel), André De Shields (Dr. Elvin Simmonds), Iris Little Thomas (Jean Hepley), Alvaleta Guess (Mrs. Morris), Karen Kandel (Margaret White), Michael Ingram (Alan De Simio), Stacy Highsmith (Darla Walters), Stacy Greene (Tami), Kevin Sussman (Joe), Robert Salviotti (Shane), Michael E. Boyle (Port Authority Policeman), John (Spike) Finnerty (First Uniform Policeman), Matt Myers (Squadroom Policeman), Joe Passaro (CSU Technician), Spencer Choen (Coroner's Assistant), Constance James (Jury Foreperson)


Plot Overview

After a social worker is found murdered, the investigation leads to an African-American woman accused of abducting her young son from his white, adoptive parents.


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