Competence

VAN BUREN ATTACKED -- Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) is held up at an ATM, but shoots her attackers -- killing one of the two robbers. When the victim is shown to have been mentally retarded, the ADAs decide to prosecute the other criminal with his partner's murder.

Season 5 | Episode 6
Cast

Jerry Orbach

as Detective Lennie Briscoe

Angie Harmon

as Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael

Sam Waterston

as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy

S.Epatha Merkerson

as Lt. Van Buren

Jesse L. Martin

as Detective "Eddie" Edward Green

Benjamin Bratt

as Detective Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis

Dianne Wiest

as District Attorney Nora Lewin

Steven Hill

as District Attorney Adam Schiff