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Frank Barlow

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Frank Barlow is a homicide detective.


Season 1Edit

Frank Barlow first appeared as the primary detective at the trial of D'Angelo Barksdale. Despite having two witnesses, Barksdale is found not guilty due to witness intimidation in the court room.[1]

Season 5Edit

Barlow appears later in the series with open Homeless murders that fellow detective Jimmy McNulty uses to tie together with his superficial serial killer. Barlow sees that McNulty is falsifying paper work on the homeless to allow for other detectives to perform investigations with unlimited overtime. Barlow blackmails McNulty into covering him while he takes a long weekend to play golf in South Carolina.


Frank Barlow is a recurring character in the first and fifth seasons. he is played by guest star Michael Stone Forrest and debuts in "The Target".


Season 1 appearances
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 5 appearances
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" * "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "–30–"

* - Uncredited appearance


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