A nimble and resourceful politician, the two-term Mayor of Baltimore Clarence Royce had a strong grip on municipal power. As his administration rallied around promises of reform and development, the city was confronted by a surging crime rate that was given the media spotlight by Councilman Carcetti. A master at manipulating racial politics and greasing the right palms, Royce is nonetheless narrowly defeated in the Democratic primary, in part because his tactics offend key supporter Odell Watkins.
played by Glynn Turman
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