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Alonzo Harris
Alonzo Harris.jpg
Basic Information
Status: Deceased
Date of death: 2001
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Family Information
Marital status: Married
Children: with wife:
four sons
with Sara:
one son
Played by: Denzel Washington
First appearance: Training Day
Appears in: 1 film

Detective Alonzo Harris (died 2001) was a corrupt police officer in the LAPD's Narcotics Division and was the trainer of Officer Jake Hoyt. He was the main antagonist of Training Day (film).


Training Officer Hoyt[]

L.A.P.D. Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris has sunk so deep into the depths of his line of work that he has corrupted himself to the point where his own life has become the target of a foolish debt to be repaid. And on this particular Training Day, Alonzo has just begun to mentor young Jake Hoyt, a rookie cop who still possesses the ideals of every other bright-eyed rookie police officer.

As Alonzo exposes Jake to the harshness of the streets where many a drug deal takes place, he also reveals his own questionable tactics in fighting the criminal element, whether that means intimidating the "animals" at will or misrepresenting themselves with fake search warrants. Alonzo also manipulates his new student, going so far as to hold a gun to his head to get him to smoke drugs, which turns out to be a clever blackmail device later on.

However, as the subsequent events begin to reveal his motivation (a large debt is owed to Russian gangsters by the end of the day), Jake's morals collide with Alonzo's master plan. With the exception of his girlfriend or son, neither friend nor foe will stand in his way, and this constant deception, distrust, and disrespect for others leads Alonzo to his downfall. At the end of the day, Alonzo is gunned down by the Russian's criminal gang after an extended fight with both Jake and the Duma neighborhood gang spearheaded by "Bone" who fear but don't respect Alonzo and his negative influence on the neighborhood.


Alonzo was later mentioned in 2017, as Kyle Craig was told to make sure that Frank Rourke doesn't become the next Alonzo Harris.

Behind the Scenes[]

Alonzo Harris was portrayed by Denzel Washington in Training Day.