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Russell Clarke
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Basic Facts
Age 42
Occupation Police Detective (Formally)
Rank Detective II
Division Gang and Drugs Division
Spouse Dani Clarke
Lovers Keren Campbell
Portrayed By
Tom Everett Scott


Russell Clarke is a former Detective in the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division where his partner was Detective Lydia Adams. He was wounded and put on desk duty. He was fired when he leaked photos of a celebrity murder case to the media in exchange for $ 500,000. Unbeknownst to him at the time, the photos had been taken by Lydia with her phone in case the crime scene photographers missed anything. This lead to her being removed from the case, and when Russell finally confessed his wrongdoing to her it drove a major wedge between the two of them. He returns in the show's fifth season.