Sonya Bailey is a detective for the Robbery/Homicide division of the LAPD.

She is portrayed by Michelle Mitchenor in Lethal Weapon.


Sonya Bailey, being known for going strictly by the book, takes her job as a police officer of the LAPD very seriously, especially as a detective in the Robbery/Homicide division. Being a no-nonsense, confident and a well-determined officer going by the book, she's constantly at the point in her career where she's proving she belongs in the Robbery/Homicide division.

Though she takes her partnership with Alex Cruz serious enough, she feels serious even more that she can take care of herself the same as Cruz can.

She seems to notice that Scorsese is flirting with her, but she doesn't really seem to have the same feelings for him as he does her, and doesn't return the same to him.


Sonya Bailey is known for being Murtaugh's tough and dogged protege in her history with the LAPD. She's often seen with Cruz, who she's partnered up with. In season 2, she will team up with Zach Bowman, who will become his assistant.



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