Charles DawsonPlayed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson


A veteran of the Detroit Police Department and the commander of Frank's precinct, Lieutenant Charles Dawson has survived the down and dirty arena of Detroit crime and politics for 25 years. Dawson intends to stay on top during this latest corruption probe, but when one of his cops is found dead with a mutilated corpse nearby, he faces scandal and demotion. He puts Frank, his most trusted detective, in charge of the investigation, not realizing that Frank may be more closely tied to these deaths than he's letting on.