Frank Barlow is a homicide detective in the Baltimore Police Department.


Season 1

Frank Barlow was the primary detective in the homicide investigation of D'Angelo Barksdale. Despite having two witnesses, Barksdale is found not guilty due to witness intimidation in the courtroom. ("The Target")

Season 5

Barlow appears later in the series with open homeless murders that fellow detective James McNulty uses to tie together with his superficial serial killer. Barlow sees that McNulty is falsifying paperwork 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.



Season 1
"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
"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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