"Can I Get a Witness?"
L&O, Episode 14.16
Production number: E4320
First aired: 25 February 2004
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Michael Schneider
Written By
Aaron Zelman

Directed By
Don Scardino

Plot Edit

A boy is murdered in the park in front of two witnesses by a man on a bicycle. When the witnesses are repeatedly threatened and one turns up dead, the case against the murderer begins to unravel.

Cast Edit

Main cast Edit

Guest cast Edit

References Edit


Quotes Edit

Green: Well, we might as well start canvassing the neighborhood.
Briscoe: See if anybody saw a kid on a bike? That ought to narrow it down.
Briscoe: We've talked to more felons today than most prison wardens.
Southerlyn: The police found the gun under the mattress...
Defense Attorney: In his grandmother's apartment not his.
Southerlyn: So what, granny did it?
Briscoe: A couple of years ago, Slug was picked up for armed robbery with a guy named Calvin Jacob Rivers, knocked over a bar.
Green: Allegedly.
Van Buren: Let me guess.
Green: Yep, two dozen witnesses developed amnesia.
Van Buren: This guy's a walking epidemic.
Briscoe: He's a public menace.
Green: It's Keyes' cousin. Homey plays the system like a Stradivarius. Visits Rikers under the table, has his crew intimidate witnesses.
Briscoe: He's got the whole neighborhood under his thumb.
Shayna Rosario: Look, I told you nobody threatened me.
Southerlyn: As soon as you give us a statement, we can arrest Slug.
Shayna Rosario: Jail won't stop him. You don't think I don't know what happened to Jimmy? As long as I keep my mouth shut, I'll be safe.
McCoy: Not necessarily. Slug may reach out and try to silence you on the chance that you might testify.
Shayna Rosario: Yeah, now he might, somebody sees you here. If my father knew you here right now ...
Southerlyn: We're going to protect you.
Shayna Rosario: Like you protected Jimmy?

Background information and notes Edit

Lennie mentions that a surprising number of men named Bernard visit prison. In real life, Jerry Orbach's middle name was Bernard.

Episode scene cards Edit

1 2 3

Mike's Bikes
1251 St. Nicholas Avenue
Wednesday, December 1

Apartment of
Foster Keyes
823 West 170th Street
Friday, December 3

Apartment of
Tanya Ware
295 East 127th Street
Wednesday, December 8

4 5 6

Supreme Court
Trial Part 74
Monday, January 3

Rikers Island
Records Office
Tuesday, January 4

Apartment of
Gladys Rivers
377 West 146th Street
Wednesday, January 5

7 8 9

Supreme Court
Trial Part 99
Tuesday, February 22

Supreme Court
Trial Part 99
Wednesday, February 23

Supreme Court
Trial Part 99
Wednesday, February 23

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