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{{South Park character
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|name = Harrison Yates
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|gender = Male
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|gender = Male
|hair = Orange
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|hair = Orange
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|age = Unknown; likely 43
|age = Unknown; likely 45-50
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|job = Police Sergeant
|job = Police Sergeant
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|voice = [[Trey Parker]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705970/|title="The Jeffersons" on IMDB}}</ref>
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|voice = [[Trey Parker]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0705970/|title="The Jeffersons" on IMDB}}</ref>
 
|appearance = "[[Christian Rock Hard]]"
 
|relation1 = Wife
 
 
|relativename1 = [[Maggie Yates]]
 
|relativename1 = [[Maggie Yates]]
|relation2 = Son
 
 
|relativename2 = Unseen Son
 
|relativename2 = Unseen Son
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|appearance = "[[Christian Rock Hard]]"
'''Sergeant Harrison Yates''' is the leader of the [[Park County Police Force]] and as far as we know, the highest-ranked police officer in Park County. He is usually accompanied by his partner [[Mitch Murphy]] or two generic police officers. He first appears as a member of the FBI, but later is seen as part of the Park County Police, a role he has consistently kept in the [[South Park|series]]' latter half.
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}}'''Sergeant Harrison Yates''' is the lead detective of the [[Park County Police Force]] and as far as we know, the highest-ranked police officer in Park County. He is usually accompanied by his partner [[Mitch Murphy]] or generic police officers.
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He first appeared as a member of the FBI, but has since been seen as part of the Park County Police, a role he has consistently kept in the [[South Park|series]] since then.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
A shaved police officer who is identical to Yates appears working under [[Lieutenant Dawson]] in "[[Lil' Crime Stoppers]]".
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A shaved police officer who is identical to Yates appears working under [[Lieutenant Dawson]] in "[[Lil' Crime Stoppers]]". According to "[[The Jeffersons]]", he was an officer for 25 years.
   
Although never being extremely prominent, he has played a major role in many episodes. In "[[The Jeffersons]]", when [[Michael Jackson]] (also known as Mr. Jefferson) moves into South Park and it is revealed that Yates hates all black men wealthier than himself and frames them — but panics and becomes disillusioned when he realizes that "Mr. Jefferson" is black despite his "white appearance". He discovers Jefferson is indeed black, but when he decides he will give away all of his money, Yates lets him go, having no need to put another poor black man in jail.
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He has played a major role in many episodes. In "[[The Jeffersons]]", when [[Michael Jackson]] (also known as Mr. Jefferson) moves into South Park, it is revealed that Yates hates all black men wealthier than himself and frames them — but panics and becomes disillusioned when he realizes that "Mr. Jefferson" is black despite his "white appearance". He discovers Jefferson is indeed black, but when he decides he will give away all of his money, Yates lets him go, having no need to put another poor black man in jail.
   
 
In "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]", when a serial killer strikes South Park, Yates becomes convinced that Cartman has psychic powers that can capture the killer and dismisses proven science such as fingerprinting and blood analysis as "Hocus Pocus". As a result, he arrests and even kills a number of innocent people based on Cartman's alleged "psychic visions", failing to identify the killer as such when he first investigates him, despite an overabundance of evidence.
 
In "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]", when a serial killer strikes South Park, Yates becomes convinced that Cartman has psychic powers that can capture the killer and dismisses proven science such as fingerprinting and blood analysis as "Hocus Pocus". As a result, he arrests and even kills a number of innocent people based on Cartman's alleged "psychic visions", failing to identify the killer as such when he first investigates him, despite an overabundance of evidence.
   
In "[[Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy]]", [[Kyle Broflovski|Kyle]] reports to Yates and the cops that the Kindergarten teacher, [[Ms. Stevenson]], is in a relationship with his younger brother, [[Ike Broflovski|Ike]]. It is shown that Yates and his pals, like all the other men in South Park do not see anything wrong with women committing sex crimes like this one. At one point remarked that he would have gladly hooked up with a sexed-up teacher when he was a kid, again proving to be more of a hindrance than anything else to the case.
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In "[[Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy]]", [[Kyle Broflovski|Kyle]] reports to Yates and the cops that the Kindergarten teacher, [[Ms. Stevenson]], is in a relationship with his younger brother, [[Ike Broflovski|Ike]]. It is shown that Yates and his pals, like all the other men in South Park do not see anything wrong with women committing sex crimes like this one. At one point he remarked that he would have gladly hooked up with a sexed-up teacher when he was a kid, again proving to be more of a hindrance than anything else to the case.
   
In "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]", he went undercover as a prostitute after learning of an increase in South Park prostitutes. Though it was obvious when he was a man in drag (he retained his male sexual organs, his mustache and his hairy body), no one seemed to notice this or at least chose to ignore it. He also is unaware of the fact he doesn't need to have sex with the Johns to arrest them for soliciting prostitution, something that creeps out the rest of his squad. He seems to take his role so seriously that he not only has sex with his Johns, he also is involved in a bareback gang-bang with dozens of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity men at the college, and he also "falls in love" with his pimp, runs off to Switzerland, is married for a year, before at last arresting him.
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In "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]", he went undercover as a prostitute after learning of an increase in South Park prostitutes. Though it was obvious when he was a man in drag (he retained his male sexual organs, his mustache and his hairy body), no one seemed to notice this or at least chose to ignore it. He also is unaware of the fact he doesn't need to have sex with the Johns to arrest them for soliciting prostitution, something that creeps out the rest of his squad. He seems to take his role so seriously that he not only has sex with his Johns, he also is involved in a bareback gang-bang with dozens of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity men at the college, and he also "falls in love" with his pimp, runs off to [[Switzerland]], is married for a year, before at last arresting him.
   
 
In "[[The Coon]]", Yates is the primary police officer approached by [[Eric Cartman|Cartman]] in the guise of the Coon. While he seems to see the Coon as an annoyance and tells him to leave, Yates praises the assistance and work of the town's other hero, [[Mysterion]], despite neither hero doing much to assist the police force themselves and the lack of response by them to either hero.
 
In "[[The Coon]]", Yates is the primary police officer approached by [[Eric Cartman|Cartman]] in the guise of the Coon. While he seems to see the Coon as an annoyance and tells him to leave, Yates praises the assistance and work of the town's other hero, [[Mysterion]], despite neither hero doing much to assist the police force themselves and the lack of response by them to either hero.
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===Criminal Record===
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*'''Marijuana paraphernalia''': In "[[Bike Parade]]" he is seen smoking cannabis. Though usage of marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado, police officers are prohibited from usage of this drug.
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*'''Framing Innocent People''': In "[[The Jeffersons]]" he has mentioned how he and his fellow officers have been framing rich African-Americans for crimes they didn't commit, he even reveals that he has knowledge of how the police framed O.J. Simpson and expressed disappointed that the case fell apart because "one man said the n-word in court". He was about to use false evidence from another police department to arrest Michael Jackson (who in South Park continuity was being framed for child molestation), only to change his mind when Jackson decided to give all his money away making him "another poor black man". He also mentioned earlier in the episode how he aided in the framing of Kobe Bryant.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Yates has orange hair, an orange mustache, and thick, orange eyebrows. He wears a white, button-up shirt, black tie, black suspenders, gold watch, a belt with a gold buckle, and in a brown leather holster his stainless Smith and Wesson 5900-series pistol with wood grips (as does his partner Mitch Murphy, indicating this is most likely the standard issue duty sidearm for South Park PD) As a prostitute, he wore a short, red skirt, a red bra and a blonde wig.
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Yates has orange hair, an orange mustache, and thick orange eyebrows. He wears a white button-up shirt, black tie, black suspenders, gold watch, a belt with a gold buckle, and in a brown leather holster his stainless Smith and Wesson 5900-series pistol with wood grips (as does his partner Mitch Murphy, indicating this is most likely the standard issue duty sidearm for South Park PD) As a prostitute, he wore a short red skirt, a red bra and a blonde wig.
   
<gallery widths="120" position="center" captionalign="center" caption="Images of Harrison Yates">
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{{GallerySubPage|name=Harrison Yates}}
LilCrimeStoppers09.jpg|A possible shaved Yates or an esque
 
50315 2217799062 803 n.jpg|Yates making a shadow puppet
 
Screen shot 2010-09-12 at 12.20.45 PM.png|Yates as a prostitute in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]"
 
Harrison Yates in Casa Bonita.png|Harrison Yates in "[[Casa Bonita]]"
 
Sergeant-harrison-yates-hands-police-dept.jpg|Yates in "Cartman's Incredible Gift"
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Yates appears to be rather gullible and believes in the supernatural, and often wastes time by conducting extremely trivial investigations. He seems to enjoy letting other people solve crimes for him, be they supposed psychic mediums, the [[Hardly Boys]], [[Butters Stotch]] or [[Mysterion]] (Kenny). He is also stupid (possibly slightly more so than Officer Barbrady) racist and misogynistic, the last two of which he is perfectly willing to misuse the law to satisfy. Like most other South Park citizens, however, he does not notice these negative traits or rather believes they are good. His microscopic intelligence is showcased when it took him (presumably) hours of extensive research to understand that a left hand remains as such, regardless of the angle of which it's seen. There is a great possibility that he is a closet homosexual or at least bisexual as depicted in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" where he takes his prostitute role way too seriously and marries his pimp in order to arrest him. In "[[Naughty Ninjas]]" he suggests he "might even kiss a dude" while hula dancing.
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Yates appears to be rather gullible and believes in the supernatural, and often wastes time by conducting extremely trivial investigations. He seems to enjoy letting other people solve crimes for him, be they supposed psychic mediums, the [[Hardly Boys]], [[Butters Stotch]] or [[Mysterion]] (Kenny). He is also stupid (possibly slightly more so than Officer Barbrady), racist and misogynistic, the last two of which he is perfectly willing to misuse the law to satisfy.
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Like most other South Park citizens, however, he does not notice these negative traits or rather believes they are good. His microscopic intelligence is showcased when it took him (presumably) hours of extensive research to understand that a left hand remains as such, regardless of the angle of which it's seen.
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There is a great possibility that he is a closet homosexual or at least bisexual as depicted in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" where he takes his prostitute role way too seriously and marries his pimp in order to arrest him. In "[[Naughty Ninjas]]" he suggests he "might even kiss a dude" while hula dancing.
   
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
 
===Maggie Yates===
 
===Maggie Yates===
He is married to [[Maggie Yates]], who shares his views on rich black men, as she supported him in "[[The Jeffersons]]". Ironically, in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" he engages in a long term affair with a wealthy black man, citing him to be his "pimp".
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He is married to [[Maggie Yates]], who shares his views on rich black men, as she supported him in "[[The Jeffersons]]". Ironically, in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" he engages in a long term affair with a wealthy black man, citing him to be his "pimp".
   
 
===Unnamed Son===
 
===Unnamed Son===
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* In "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]", Yates is called Lou at one point. In the show, he has yet to be referred to by any name since.
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*In "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]", Yates is called Lou at one point. He is also sometimes called Detective Harris, which is the name Trey uses in scripts. The name Harrison Yates was restored in "[[You're Not Yelping]]", suggesting 'Harris' is a nickname.
 
* His undercover name was Yolanda in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]".
 
* His undercover name was Yolanda in "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]".
* Like, all police officers in South Park, Yates hates wealthy African Americans. However, he seems to have no issue with their race when they are poor.
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* Like, all police officers in South Park, Yates hates wealthy African Americans.
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**However, he seems to have no issue with their race when they are poor.
 
* In "[[The Coon]]", Yates essentially plays the role of Commissioner Gordon to Cartman's super-hero identity, [[The Coon (character)|The Coon]], and to Kenny's super-hero identity, [[Mysterion]].
 
* In "[[The Coon]]", Yates essentially plays the role of Commissioner Gordon to Cartman's super-hero identity, [[The Coon (character)|The Coon]], and to Kenny's super-hero identity, [[Mysterion]].
 
* Yates was originally shown working for the FBI in "[[Christian Rock Hard]]" and then the South Park Police Department in "[[Casa Bonita]]". He was also shown handling a case in Denver in "[[Free Willzyx]]".
 
* Yates was originally shown working for the FBI in "[[Christian Rock Hard]]" and then the South Park Police Department in "[[Casa Bonita]]". He was also shown handling a case in Denver in "[[Free Willzyx]]".
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* Yates shoots [[Michael Deets]] twice in the face. A detective in "[[Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy]]" claims to have shot a man in the face twice, possibly taking credit for Yates' deed.
 
* Yates shoots [[Michael Deets]] twice in the face. A detective in "[[Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy]]" claims to have shot a man in the face twice, possibly taking credit for Yates' deed.
 
* Yates has spoken in every season since his introduction in [[Season Seven]].
 
* Yates has spoken in every season since his introduction in [[Season Seven]].
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* He and [[Officer Barbrady]] were never seen together between "[[Casa Bonita]]" and "[[Medicinal Fried Chicken]]", and never interacted onscreen until "[[The City Part of Town]]", after co-existing for over a decade. They seem to be on friendly terms.
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** In the commentary for [[Season Nineteen]], Trey suggests the introduction of Yates and his police department and the phasing out of Officer Barbrady was an intentional choice, as they felt Barbrady was no longer in line with comedy after the nineties.
   
 
==Prominence==
 
==Prominence==
* "[[Lil' Crime Stoppers]]" - Possible unspeaking role, shaved esque?
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*"[[Christian Rock Hard]]" - Shows Stan, Kyle and Kenny what happens to famous people who download their music.
*"[[Christian Rock Hard]]" - Shows Stan, Kyle and Kenny what happens to famous people who download their music.
 
 
* "[[Casa Bonita]]" - Tries to find [[Butters |Butters]] and arrests [[Eric Cartman]] for Butters' abduction.
 
* "[[Casa Bonita]]" - Tries to find [[Butters |Butters]] and arrests [[Eric Cartman]] for Butters' abduction.
 
* "[[The Jeffersons]]"
 
* "[[The Jeffersons]]"
 
* "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]" - Works with Eric Cartman and [[Kyle Broflovski]] to solve numerous murders.
 
* "[[Cartman's Incredible Gift]]" - Works with Eric Cartman and [[Kyle Broflovski]] to solve numerous murders.
* "[[The Death of Eric Cartman]]" - Talks to the escape convicts who are holding people hostage.
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* "[[The Death of Eric Cartman]]" - Talks to the escaped convicts who are holding people hostage.
 
* "[[Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina]]" (shaved esque re-appears)
 
* "[[Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina]]" (shaved esque re-appears)
 
* "[[Free Willzyx]]" - Tries to solve the disappearance of a whale which [[The Boys]] stole after they thought the whale could talk.
 
* "[[Free Willzyx]]" - Tries to solve the disappearance of a whale which [[The Boys]] stole after they thought the whale could talk.
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* "[[Britney's New Look]]" (background) - Seen taking photos of [[Britney Spears]] along with many other people.
 
* "[[Britney's New Look]]" (background) - Seen taking photos of [[Britney Spears]] along with many other people.
 
* "[[Eek, A Penis!]]" - Helps Mr Garrison find his penis.
 
* "[[Eek, A Penis!]]" - Helps Mr Garrison find his penis.
* "[[The China Probrem]]" - Refuses to purse the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull case because he has not seen the film.
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* "[[The China Probrem]]" - Refuses to pursue the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull case because he has not seen the film.
 
* "[[The Coon]]"
 
* "[[The Coon]]"
 
* "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" - Seen going undercover as a prostitute, after learning about a prostitution ring forming in South Park.
 
* "[[Butters' Bottom Bitch]]" - Seen going undercover as a prostitute, after learning about a prostitution ring forming in South Park.
* "[[Medicinal Fried Chicken]]" (background)
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* "[[Medicinal Fried Chicken]]" (background) - Seen while [[Officer Barbrady]] gives a speech.
 
* "[[200]]"
 
* "[[200]]"
 
* "[[201]]"
 
* "[[201]]"
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* "[[1%]]"
 
* "[[1%]]"
 
* "[[Insecurity]]"
 
* "[[Insecurity]]"
* "[[A Nightmare on Face Time]]" - Investigates a robbery with the help of the Stan Marsh.
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* "[[A Nightmare on Face Time]]" - Investigates a robbery with the help of [[Stan Marsh]].
* "[[Informative Murder Porn]]" - He and other police officers investigate the murder of a woman.
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* "[[Informative Murder Porn]]" - He and other police officers investigate the murder of a woman.
 
* "[[The Magic Bush]]" - [[Thomas Tucker]] and [[Laura Tucker]] go to him to get the drone issue under control.
 
* "[[The Magic Bush]]" - [[Thomas Tucker]] and [[Laura Tucker]] go to him to get the drone issue under control.
 
* "[[Cock Magic]]" - He was called Detective Harris in this episode.
 
* "[[Cock Magic]]" - He was called Detective Harris in this episode.
 
* "[[HappyHolograms|#HappyHolograms]]" - He was also called Detective Harris in this episode.
 
* "[[HappyHolograms|#HappyHolograms]]" - He was also called Detective Harris in this episode.
 
* "[[The City Part of Town]]"
 
* "[[The City Part of Town]]"
* "[[You're Not Yelping]]" - Goes overboard with yelper reviews.
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* "[[You're Not Yelping]]" - Goes overboard with yelper reviews.
 
* "[[Naughty Ninjas]]" - He and the rest of the [[South Park Police]] refuse to enforce the law after [[Officer Barbrady]] is fired.
 
* "[[Naughty Ninjas]]" - He and the rest of the [[South Park Police]] refuse to enforce the law after [[Officer Barbrady]] is fired.
 
* "[[PC Principal Final Justice]]"- Seen in the crowd of people standing in front of the [[Whole Foods Market]].
 
* "[[PC Principal Final Justice]]"- Seen in the crowd of people standing in front of the [[Whole Foods Market]].
 
* "[[Not Funny]]" - Seen giving a press conference to the people of South Park about the impending dangers of [[TrollTrace.com]].
 
* "[[Not Funny]]" - Seen giving a press conference to the people of South Park about the impending dangers of [[TrollTrace.com]].
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* "[[Franchise Prequel]]" - He insists that the townspeople cannot with [[Mark Zuckerberg]] invading people's homes, riding their vehicles, as well as eating their food when never breaks the law.
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* "[[Sons A Witches]]" - Talks to [[Eric Cartman]] about the kidnapping of [[Heidi Turner]].
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* "[[Dead Kids]]" - Seen outside the school after the shooting.
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* "[[A Boy And A Priest]]" - Seen in [[South Park Church|church]].
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* "[[The Problem with a Poo]]" - Seen outside after another school shooting.
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* "[[The Scoots]]" - Holds a meeting in the [[Park County Community Center]].
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* "[[Time To Get Cereal]]" - Mistakes [[ManBearPig (character)|ManBearPig]]'s attacks with school shootings and gets annoyed by not playing ''Read Dead Redemption II''.
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* "[[Nobody Got Cereal?]]" - Continue his investigations on ManBearPig attacks. Comes to a conclusion that he must believe in ManBearPig.
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* "[[Bike Parade]]" - Seen smoking and watching the bike parade with the other officers.
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* "[[Tegridy Farms Halloween Special]]"
   
 
===Video Games===
 
===Video Games===
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Yates appears in the police office as a "friendable" friend. He sends the player to collect five rings from the Nazi zombies. When they player collects the rings, Yates befriends him. Yates cannot be befriended when the Nazi zombies disappear.
 
Yates appears in the police office as a "friendable" friend. He sends the player to collect five rings from the Nazi zombies. When they player collects the rings, Yates befriends him. Yates cannot be befriended when the Nazi zombies disappear.
   
==References==
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====[[South Park: The Fractured but Whole]]====
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Sergeant Yates has a bigger role in The Fractured but Whole as he works under [[Mitch Conner]]. He gives [[the New Kid]] two successive missions on the second day: Operation Just 'Cause and Operation Blind Justice, both of which are about arresting black people for apparently no reason. After completion, he becomes the New Kid's Coonstagram follower.
   
[[es:Sargento Yates]]
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His prominent role in this game takes place during The Thin White Line mission. As the New Kid fights further into [[Park County Police Station|the police station]], he consistently tries to explain that he is not a racist. After all the horrible truth turns out to be, that Yates and his fellow cops are Outer-God worshipers. He engages himself in the bossfight against Shub-Niggurath, and is beatable.
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Yates also appears in Danger Deck as an enemy.
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==References==
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{{reflist}}[[es:Sargento Harrison Yates]]
 
[[it:Harrison Yates]]
 
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[[Category:Parents]]
 
[[Category:Parents]]
 
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Revision as of 01:12, January 17, 2020

Sergeant Harrison Yates is the lead detective of the Park County Police Force and as far as we know, the highest-ranked police officer in Park County. He is usually accompanied by his partner Mitch Murphy or generic police officers.

He first appeared as a member of the FBI, but has since been seen as part of the Park County Police, a role he has consistently kept in the series since then.

Background

A shaved police officer who is identical to Yates appears working under Lieutenant Dawson in "Lil' Crime Stoppers". According to "The Jeffersons", he was an officer for 25 years.

He has played a major role in many episodes. In "The Jeffersons", when Michael Jackson (also known as Mr. Jefferson) moves into South Park, it is revealed that Yates hates all black men wealthier than himself and frames them — but panics and becomes disillusioned when he realizes that "Mr. Jefferson" is black despite his "white appearance". He discovers Jefferson is indeed black, but when he decides he will give away all of his money, Yates lets him go, having no need to put another poor black man in jail.

In "Cartman's Incredible Gift", when a serial killer strikes South Park, Yates becomes convinced that Cartman has psychic powers that can capture the killer and dismisses proven science such as fingerprinting and blood analysis as "Hocus Pocus". As a result, he arrests and even kills a number of innocent people based on Cartman's alleged "psychic visions", failing to identify the killer as such when he first investigates him, despite an overabundance of evidence.

In "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy", Kyle reports to Yates and the cops that the Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Stevenson, is in a relationship with his younger brother, Ike. It is shown that Yates and his pals, like all the other men in South Park do not see anything wrong with women committing sex crimes like this one. At one point he remarked that he would have gladly hooked up with a sexed-up teacher when he was a kid, again proving to be more of a hindrance than anything else to the case.

In "Butters' Bottom Bitch", he went undercover as a prostitute after learning of an increase in South Park prostitutes. Though it was obvious when he was a man in drag (he retained his male sexual organs, his mustache and his hairy body), no one seemed to notice this or at least chose to ignore it. He also is unaware of the fact he doesn't need to have sex with the Johns to arrest them for soliciting prostitution, something that creeps out the rest of his squad. He seems to take his role so seriously that he not only has sex with his Johns, he also is involved in a bareback gang-bang with dozens of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity men at the college, and he also "falls in love" with his pimp, runs off to Switzerland, is married for a year, before at last arresting him.

In "The Coon", Yates is the primary police officer approached by Cartman in the guise of the Coon. While he seems to see the Coon as an annoyance and tells him to leave, Yates praises the assistance and work of the town's other hero, Mysterion, despite neither hero doing much to assist the police force themselves and the lack of response by them to either hero.


Criminal Record

  • Marijuana paraphernalia: In "Bike Parade" he is seen smoking cannabis. Though usage of marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado, police officers are prohibited from usage of this drug.
  • Framing Innocent People: In "The Jeffersons" he has mentioned how he and his fellow officers have been framing rich African-Americans for crimes they didn't commit, he even reveals that he has knowledge of how the police framed O.J. Simpson and expressed disappointed that the case fell apart because "one man said the n-word in court". He was about to use false evidence from another police department to arrest Michael Jackson (who in South Park continuity was being framed for child molestation), only to change his mind when Jackson decided to give all his money away making him "another poor black man". He also mentioned earlier in the episode how he aided in the framing of Kobe Bryant.

Appearance

Yates has orange hair, an orange mustache, and thick orange eyebrows. He wears a white button-up shirt, black tie, black suspenders, gold watch, a belt with a gold buckle, and in a brown leather holster his stainless Smith and Wesson 5900-series pistol with wood grips (as does his partner Mitch Murphy, indicating this is most likely the standard issue duty sidearm for South Park PD) As a prostitute, he wore a short red skirt, a red bra and a blonde wig.

To see images of Harrison Yates, visit Harrison Yates/Gallery.

Personality

Yates appears to be rather gullible and believes in the supernatural, and often wastes time by conducting extremely trivial investigations. He seems to enjoy letting other people solve crimes for him, be they supposed psychic mediums, the Hardly Boys, Butters Stotch or Mysterion (Kenny). He is also stupid (possibly slightly more so than Officer Barbrady), racist and misogynistic, the last two of which he is perfectly willing to misuse the law to satisfy.

Like most other South Park citizens, however, he does not notice these negative traits or rather believes they are good. His microscopic intelligence is showcased when it took him (presumably) hours of extensive research to understand that a left hand remains as such, regardless of the angle of which it's seen.

There is a great possibility that he is a closet homosexual or at least bisexual as depicted in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" where he takes his prostitute role way too seriously and marries his pimp in order to arrest him. In "Naughty Ninjas" he suggests he "might even kiss a dude" while hula dancing.

Family

Maggie Yates

He is married to Maggie Yates, who shares his views on rich black men, as she supported him in "The Jeffersons". Ironically, in "Butters' Bottom Bitch" he engages in a long term affair with a wealthy black man, citing him to be his "pimp".

Unnamed Son

He has an unnamed son, mentioned in "Cartman's Incredible Gift".

Trivia

  • In "Cartman's Incredible Gift", Yates is called Lou at one point. He is also sometimes called Detective Harris, which is the name Trey uses in scripts. The name Harrison Yates was restored in "You're Not Yelping", suggesting 'Harris' is a nickname.
  • His undercover name was Yolanda in "Butters' Bottom Bitch".
  • Like, all police officers in South Park, Yates hates wealthy African Americans.
    • However, he seems to have no issue with their race when they are poor.
  • In "The Coon", Yates essentially plays the role of Commissioner Gordon to Cartman's super-hero identity, The Coon, and to Kenny's super-hero identity, Mysterion.
  • Yates was originally shown working for the FBI in "Christian Rock Hard" and then the South Park Police Department in "Casa Bonita". He was also shown handling a case in Denver in "Free Willzyx".
  • His voice is identical to Lieutenant Dawson's from "Lil' Crime Stoppers".
  • Yates shoots Michael Deets twice in the face. A detective in "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" claims to have shot a man in the face twice, possibly taking credit for Yates' deed.
  • Yates has spoken in every season since his introduction in Season Seven.
  • He and Officer Barbrady were never seen together between "Casa Bonita" and "Medicinal Fried Chicken", and never interacted onscreen until "The City Part of Town", after co-existing for over a decade. They seem to be on friendly terms.
    • In the commentary for Season Nineteen, Trey suggests the introduction of Yates and his police department and the phasing out of Officer Barbrady was an intentional choice, as they felt Barbrady was no longer in line with comedy after the nineties.

Prominence

Video Games

South Park: The Stick of Truth

Yates appears in the police office as a "friendable" friend. He sends the player to collect five rings from the Nazi zombies. When they player collects the rings, Yates befriends him. Yates cannot be befriended when the Nazi zombies disappear.

South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Sergeant Yates has a bigger role in The Fractured but Whole as he works under Mitch Conner. He gives the New Kid two successive missions on the second day: Operation Just 'Cause and Operation Blind Justice, both of which are about arresting black people for apparently no reason. After completion, he becomes the New Kid's Coonstagram follower.

His prominent role in this game takes place during The Thin White Line mission. As the New Kid fights further into the police station, he consistently tries to explain that he is not a racist. After all the horrible truth turns out to be, that Yates and his fellow cops are Outer-God worshipers. He engages himself in the bossfight against Shub-Niggurath, and is beatable.

Yates also appears in Danger Deck as an enemy.

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