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- "No, no. I don't think I have time for you right now. Make an appointment with my assistant, Detective."
- ―Bowron, to Cole Phelps
Fletcher Bowron is a character in L.A. Noire. He is the Mayor of Los Angeles. He is also one of many characters involved in the Suburban Redevelopment Fund. Bowron is later revealed as one of the main antagonists during Cole Phelps' time as a Vice and Arson detective, and Jack Kelso's time as an investigator for California Fire and Life and the District Attorney's Office.
As the mayor of Los Angeles, Bowron was able to contribute large amount of investment money into the Suburban Redevelopment Fund. Despite the group's official intent to help give new homes for returning G.I.s, Bowron was part of Leland Monroe's conspiracy to scam millions of dollars from the government.
Events of L.A. Noire
Bowron had a meeting with Police Chief William Worrell and District Attorney Donald Sandler. They discussed the LAPD's Vice Department's scandal involving a prostitute known as "Brenda", taking a cut of her profits. Detective Roy Earle appeared and offered Bowron, Worrell and Sandler another story to distract the press from finding out about their corruption, but in exchange, asked to become part of their syndicate. Earle betrayed Phelps and told them about his extra-marital affair with Elsa Lichtmann.
Arson & Ending
- "Out of the way, boy, I need to compose myself. You think this suit looks appropriate? Who cares what you think? Get on with the investigation."
- ―Bowron, to Phelps
He appears at the site of the Nicholson Electroplating explosion, where he appeals for calm on live television. Phelps and Jack Kelso later discovered Borwon's involvement with SRF, their investigation ultimately ruins their plans. However, it would appear that Borwon and Worrell were able to make a deal with Leonard Petersen, by securing his position as the new District Attorney in exchange for keeping their corruption a secret.
Bowron attended Cole's funeral. As Earle gave a euology about Phelps trying to stop the corruption of the city of LA, and being a good friend, Bowron yelled "Hear, hear." at Earle's praise towards Phelps for being a good police officer and detective.
- "Manifest Destiny" (Newspaper)
- He is based off the real-life Mayor of Los Angeles of the same name, who served as Mayor from September 26, 1938, to June 30, 1953.