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Cedric Daniels

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I'm Cedric Daniels, but I mostly go by...Lieutenant

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Scene similarities in The Wire - S01E01 and S04E13

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The Wire - Lt. Daniels meets Clay Davis

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Jim True Frost Det. Roland ‘Prez” Pryzbylewski and Lance Reddick Lt. Cedric Daniels on The Wire 20

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Lt. Daniels calmly sticks it to Burrell (Wire Season 1 ep 12)

Cedric Daniels is a fictional character on the HBO drama The Wire, played by Lance Reddick. Daniels is well regarded in the Baltimore Police Department by making his subordinates focus on decent police work and quality arrests. He occasionally has disagreements with higher-ranking officers but for the most part performs well, gaining a reputation as both a reliable commander and an above-average investigator within the force; in stark contrast to some of his superiors and equivalents, most of whom display varying degrees of corruption and unreliability. Daniels was investigated by the FBI for corruption prior to the start of the series. By the end of the series, he rises through the ranks to commissioner, but resigns after refusing a political request to manipulate crime statistics. As a result, he starts a new career working as a lawyer.
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