Karen Smythe
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Name Karen Smythe
Title Sergeant
Affiliation New York City Police Department
Division 31st Precinct; Internal Affairs Bureau
Occupation Police officer
Family Todd Smythe (ex-husband)
Status Alive
Actor Khandi Alexander
First Appearance "Paranoia"

Sergeant Karen Smythe is a sergeant in the 31st Precinct of the New York City Police Department, and secretly a field agent in the Internal Affairs Bureau.

An old friend of Detective Olivia Benson, Smythe's career was nearly destroyed when one of her fellow officers raped and nearly killed her in an attempt to cover up their involvement in a drug ring. (SVU: "Paranoia")

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