POWERS OF PERSUASION - A Harlem neighborhood is shaken when two young boys stumble on the body of a popular community leader beaten to death in his community center. Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) investigate possible enemies the victim could have had and quickly learn that he may have had more than just 'friends' in the community who owe him favors. District Attorneys McCoy (Sam Waterston) and Carmichael (Angie Harmon) struggle to prevent a political disaster by convicting the correct murderer before the community turns itself upside down in anger and grief. S. Epatha Merkerson and Steven Hill also star.

Season 9 | Episode 12

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