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Capt. Lamazar (portrayed by Rebecca Wisocky) is a character in the first episode of season 8 titled The Good Ones. She is the captain of the NYPD's 74th Precinct and Jake Peralta's former sergeant before he was transferred to the 99th Precinct.

In the episode, Jake works with Rosa Diaz (as a private investigator) on a case regarding Aisha Fulton. Aisha was harassed and attacked by a pair of officers who falsely accused her of assault and resisting arrest. The officers were part of the 7-4, which led them to visit Lamazar's office, where Lamazar voiced her suspicions of her officers' claims, even suggesting that their body cam footage was corrupted to fit their narrative.

Lamazar sent the pair to Janice Lee, an officer who witnessed the incident, only to be stopped by Frank O’Sullivan, the head of the Patrolmen's Union, in their attempt to speak to Lee. Jake and Rosa's encounter led them to realize that O'Sullivan had the original body cam footage that proves Aisha's case. After that, Rosa and (later) Jake appear at O'Sullivan's office and steal the video, which they then present to Lamazar.

When they presented the evidence, however, Lamazar turned heel by deleting the video after seeing that it would incriminate her officers while adding that she didn't think that Jake and Rosa would actually get existing proof. She gave a long-winded reason for her actions, which mostly centered on cynicism over her officers being fired, but when Jake reminded Lamazar that she couldn't just give up, Lamazar revealed her true motive for her heel turn: to prevent herself from losing her job should the offending officers win a countersuit and end up back on the job. As a result, Jake and Rosa were only able to get the charges against Aisha dropped, though Lamazar's fate wasn't revealed.

Notable Thoughts[]

Lamazar's character is important as she seems to actually care about the victims of police brutality and is very much aware of the officers who abuse their power. However, the fact that she lets them get away with it so she doesn't lose her position as one of the few female captains in the NYPD is a showcase of just one of the ways in which the "Blue Wall of Silence" continues to exist. It is not enough to care, you have to act.

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