Jake Flanagan, commonly referred as Flanagan, is the head of Media Relations. He serves as Rick Cabot's campaign manager to become DA.
After hearing about Detective Conklin's third killing of a black man, William Lewis, who is also a detective, decides to use to support Rick's chances of becoming DA, however, Detective Graham Waters wanted to present money worth of $300,000, Flanagan opposed it because they want to establish a non-racist image for the police department.
Flanagan convinces Waters to stick with pinning the blame of Conklin by presenting a file of his missing brother, Peter Waters, with a warrant for his arrest about his third felony.
Jake Flanagan became a target of the Anti-Hunters in Graham's trial of forgiveness against him and a few others responsible for his brother's death. In an attempt to save a fellow officer's life, Flanagan met his end when Graham accidentally sets off a trap after he got acquired the key for the officer's trap.