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Jimmy Asher

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Jimmy Asher is a lieutenant and commander of the Major Crimes Unit.


Asher is a lenient lieutenant who is a friend of Lester Freamon. He was handpicked to command the Major Crimes Unit by Freamon with the approval of Cedric Daniels. He normally lets the detectives do as they wish while working on his beach house in Delaware. He was briefly reassigned to a telephone unit and replaced by Lieutenant Charles Marimow for purposes of properly "supervising" the Major Crimes Unit under the orders of Deputy Commissioner Rawls. With Daniels promotion to C.I.D. colonel, Asher is reinstalled as commander the unit again as Freamon feels he will effectively let the detectives do what they need to make a case without interference from the commissioner's office.

Behind the scenesEdit

Asher is played by Gene Terinoni.


Season four

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