‘Soul Food’ And ‘Empire’ Star Nicole Ari Parker Joins Chicago P.D: Set To Tackle Police Reform ??

By Duchess Magazine

Nicole Ari Parker will be joining the upcoming eight season of NBC’s Chicago P.D.

In Dick Wolf’s upcoming drama series, the actress will play Deputy Superintendent Samatha Miller who tackle police brutality.

Deadline reports, the character hails from Atlanta, Georgia and she’s “a progressive, ardent proponent of police reform” who wants to help a department led by Detective Sergeant Hank Voight  “adapt to the new reality but will not tolerate breaches of the new police guidelines and protocols.”

Chicago P.D. a spinoff of Chicago Fire centers on members of the Chicago Police Department run by Voight. Parker’s Miller is expected to rein in Voight’s violent and excessive force when handling suspects and criminals. She will hold him and his team accountable by “imposing high professional standards.” Grio reports.

An excited Parker also took to Twitter to gush about her joining Chicago P.D. writing “So excited to join this amazing cast, playing this timely role.” She added that her longtime friend, actor Eriq LaSalle, will direct her on the series.

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