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Source: NBC

Here's Why ADA Barba Left 'SVU' Right After Being Charged With Murder

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Season 21 of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has seen a lot of turnaround in its first few weeks on the air. Former Lieutenant Olivia Benson was promoted to Captain in an episode that saw Chief Dodds's departure, and the squad also welcomed Detective Kat Azar to their SVU team.

But not all of the changes on the procedural involve the NYPD — Detective Carisi passed "over to the dark side," in Fin Tutuola's words, when he traded his badge in for a new role as Assistant District Attorney for the Special Victims Unit DA office.