Stephen E. Demper is the former State's Attorney for Baltimore City, who served from 2002 to 2006.


Season 1

In 2002, Demper was the State's Attorney for Baltimore City. He was the boss of Assistant State's Attorneys Rhonda Pearlman and Ilene Nathan. Demper was widely regarded as being more interested in preserving his elected position than pursuing justice. Pearlman fell out of his favor when a detail she is working with begins to investigate campaign donations made by drug dealers.

Season 3

In 2004, he was criticized by Ervin Burrell for refusing to chance a "whodunit" case as a means of helping the police department make convictions that stick. State Delegate Watkins was dissatisfied with Demper but Mayor Royce wouldn't replace him due to his loyalty.

Season 4

In 2006, Royce threatened to drop him from the party ticket if Demper does not go along with Royce's plans to interfere with the Carcetti campaign. Demper lost his bid for re-election to black candidate Rupert Bond.



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 3
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
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