Myth of Fingerprints


Episode Info

A jailhouse murder confession raises doubts over the guilt of two other convicts, one of whom died in custody. As the detectives and the D.A.'s office pursue the investigation, it becomes painfully apparent that a former police fingerprint examiner (Diana Scarwid) may have provided false testimony to assure convictions in several court cases. Especially vexing is the fact that police lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkeson) earned her promotion thanks to two of these fraudulent convictions. Originally slated to air on October 3, 2001, this episode was bumped forward to November 14 of that year.


Jerry Orbach
as Det. Lennie Briscoe
Sam Waterston
as ADA Jack McCoy
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Edward Green
Elisabeth Röhm
as ADA Serena Southerlyn
S. Epatha Merkerson
as Lt. Anita Van Buren
Dianne Wiest
as DA Nora Lewin
James Colby
as Bobby Campbell
Diana Scarwid
as Lisa Russo
Leslie Hendrix
as Medical Examiner Rodgers
Jeremy Davidson
as Luke Campbell
Maggie Burke
as Judge Elayne Link
Bobby Spillane
as Jack Lynch
Michael P. Moran
as Probation Officer
Abigail Lopez
as Laura Rodriguez
Kate Rigg
as Administrator
Andrea Navedo
as Det. Ann Cordova
Joseph Vincent Gay
as Uniformed Sergeant
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