NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09:  'Chicago P.D.' cast Sophia Bush and Jason Beghe are seen filming special crossover episode with 'Law & Order: SVU' Mariska Hargitay on March 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
TV - Movies
This Law & Order
Detective Is The
Worst On The
Stand, According
To Fans
The "Law & Order" franchise features interesting characters across the show, from prosecutors to medical examiners, but a substantial part of its durability is the beloved and complex nature of its detectives. These characters, however, aren’t always great at their jobs, and fans debated about which ones were consistently the worst at giving testimony.
In a poll posted on the "Law & Order" subreddit by u/BMDNERD, over 35% of fans felt that Chris Noth's Mike Logan was the worst detective on the stand. "Tough call... Logan was such a hot head, but Lennie could shade the truth a little," wrote u/MillHillMurican. u/broken_pencil_lead agreed, and replied to u/MillHillMurican, "True, but both were so much fun to watch!"
Other characters are not far behind Logan in the poll results, with Rey Curtis and Kevin Bernard each sharing about 27% of the vote. u/Korrocks opined, "The others make some mistakes, but usually it was because of something inherently wrong with the case itself rather than because they personally were bad at testifying.”
Despite Logan's temper and the issues that it caused on the stand, Chris Noth saw the character as the consummate New York detective. In an interview with The New York Times, Noth expressed, "Being a New York detective is a character ... They are different than other detectives." He further noted that detectives like Logan are "100 percent committed."