Detective Antonio Dawson is a second-in-command in the CPD Intelligence

Season 5 brings Antonio back into the Unit, due to the cancellation of Chicago Justice. The reasoning behind this is given that the long investigations are a bit boring for Antonio. After returning, Antonio is paired with Kim Burgess. He got a new car a Ford Fusion titanium

Season 6 Edit

Directly following the rattling death of Al and the events after, Voight is put under investigation, leaving Antonio in charge of the unit. When Antonio answered truthfully about what he saw to the Police Board, he was unable to be of any help to Voight clearing his own name. This angered Ruzek, who defied the orders given to him by Antonio in return; it all comes to a head in the conclusion of a case, when both of them engage in a fight and have to be pried apart. Antonio was left taking the fall for the actions of Ruzek and the team, though no actual issues are mentioned; later episodes, which may have occurred following a time lapse, show the two no longer showing an ill will to one another, although Ruzek's rebellious nature is still a compromise.

During the take-down of a criminal in Bad Boys, Antonio injures his shoulder trying to break down a door. In the next episode, despite Ruzek mentioning that Dawson's shoulder is looking better—followed with the claim by Dawson that he has been receiving acupuncture treatments—it is revealed that Antonio is actually taking painkiller medicine for his shoulder. His addiction comes to a head in Descent, when he pushes a criminal out of a window; Voight, having found out of Antonio's painkiller addiction, advises him to seek a rehab facility, while Ruzek covers for his mistake.

Reckoning sees the OID investigation reopened, and Adam continues to cover for Antonio to the point of being arrested. Out of guilt, Antonio is last seen taking painkillers again. He later destroys whatever is in his apartment, leaving his badge before vanishing without a trace from Intelligence; Voight, the only person aware of Antonio's circumstances, later takes him to an off-book rehabilitation center. He is later mentioned to have moved to Puerto Rico as a means to further reach out for family help.


Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Antonio carried a Glock 17, but was seen often switching between a shoulder holster and a standard belt holster; since Season 6 same thing
  • Antonio's badge number was 50259
  • According to Voight, Antonio was going to be in the Olympics for boxing prior to the series.
    • This is further implemented into his character in how he owns a training gym.
  • He has used some personal cars of his own a Cadillac Seville STS, a Dodge Ram 1500, a Ford Fusion Titanium a GMC Acadia, modified Ford Taurus
  • Antonio is friends with Matthew Casey
  • Dawson's radio code is 5021 Frank .

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Appearances
"Stepping Stone" "Wrong Side of the Bars" "Chin Check" "Now Is Always Temporary" "Thirty Balloons"
"Conventions" "The Price We Pay" "Different Mistakes" "A Material Witness" "At Least It's Justice"
"Turn the Light Off" "8:30 PM" "My Way" "The Docks" "A Beautiful Friendship"
Season 2 Appearances
"Call It Macaroni" "Get My Cigarettes" "The Weigh Station" "Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw" "An Honest Woman"
"Prison Ball" "They'll Have to Go Through Me" "Assignment of the Year" "Called in Dead" "Shouldn't Have Been Alone"
"We Don't Work Together Anymore" "Disco Bob" "A Little Devil Complex" "Erin's Mom" "What Do You Do"
"What Puts You On That Ledge" "Say Her Real Name" "Get Back to Even" "The Three Gs" "The Number of Rats"
"There's My Girl" "Push The Pain Away" "Born Into Bad News"
Season 3 Appearances
"Life is Fluid" "Natural Born Storyteller" "Actual Physical Violence" "Debts of the Past" "Climbing Into Bed"
"You Never Know Who's Who" "A Dead Kid, a Notebook and a Lot of Maybes" "Forget My Name" "Never Forget I Love You" "Now I'm God"
"Knocked The Family Right Out" "Looking Out For Stateville" "Hit Me" "The Song of Gregory Williams Yates" "A Night Owl"
"The Cases that Need to be Solved" "Forty-Caliber Bread Crumb" "Kasual with a K" "If We Were Normal" "In A Duffel Bag"
"Justice" "She's Got Us" "Start Digging"
Season 4 Appearances
"The Silos" "Made a Wrong Turn" "All Cylinders Firing" "Big Friends, Big Enemies" "A War Zone"
"Some Friend" "300,000 Likes" "A Shot Heard Around the World" "Don't Bury This Case" "Don't Read the News"
"You Wish" "Sanctuary" "I Remember Her Now" "Seven Indictments" "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"
"Emotional Proximity" "Remember the Devil" "Little Bit of Light" "Last Minute Resistance" "Grasping for Salvation"
"Fagin" "Army of One" "Fork in the Road"
Season 5 Appearances
"Reform" "The Thing About Heroes" "Promise" "Snitch" "Home"
"Fallen" "Care Under Fire" "Politics" "Monster" "Rabbit Hole"
"Confidential" "Captive" "Chasing Monsters" "Anthem" "Sisterhood"
"Profiles" "Breaking Point" "Ghosts" "Payback" "Saved"
"Allegiance" "Homecoming"

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