Goof: A case of careless editing? After Anderlee enters the courtroom, at the point right before everyone is seated, you can see a scene from the first episode, the same exact scene. You can clearly make out Annabella Sciorra and Tony Bill.
Protestors: (all chant in a picket) Police brutality! Set Bruno free!
(after the verdict was read)
Lennie Briscoe: They got him!
When originally aired, Fred Dalton Thompson was credited as Fred Thompson. The title cards were corrected on the first re-airing of the episode to Fred Dalton Thompson.
Carey Lowell reprises her former Law & Order role of Jamie Ross. Only now, she is a judge, instead of a prosecutor.
In this, Jerry Orbach's final taped episode, we learn that Lennie Briscoe began his career at the "two-nine", the 29th Precinct.
This episode is also known as "41 Shots" which is just the abbreviated way of spelling the title.
Episode title: 41 Shots is the number of shots that New York police are said to have fired at Amadou Diallo, an immigrant who was killed by the police and then found to have been unarmed. 41 Shots is also the title of a Bruce Springsteen song about Diallo: "41 Shots (American Skin).