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George Thomas Irving (b. 1965; d. 3 Oct 2011) was the son of Irvin Irving, the husband of Deborah Irving, and the father of Chad Irving. The family lived in Studio City.

He followed his father's footsteps and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1984, but left the force in 1989 to enter law school. He and his wife married on 4 January 1992 and spent their honeymoon in room #79 at the Chateau Marmont Hotel, and his son was born on 2 May 1993. After earning his Juris Doctor, he went to work for the City Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, but when his father was elected to the Los Angeles City Council, George created Irving & Associates and began working as a consultant "specializing in corporate relations." This means he worked as a lobbyist for various companies that were doing business with the city.

In 2011 Irving's private life started to crumble. It was difficult for him to adjust to his son going away to college. In addition, he had an argument with his longtime friend, Bobby Mason, regarding Irving's lobbying for a taxi cab company. He began leaving his home in the evening on a regular basis. He usually said he needed to go out and get some air. His wife became suspicious of these activities but never directly questioned him. Instead, she chose to leave him, which she informed him at the end of September. He became despondent at the idea that everyone he loved was leaving him.

On the evening of 2 October 2011, he left his home at 8:30 pm and called the Chateau Marmont Hotel ten minutes later to reserve room #79, the same room where he and his wife had spent their honeymoon. He checked in an hour later at 9:40. At 5:51 am on the morning of October 3rd, his body was found on the street behind the Hotel, having fallen from the seventh floor. His death was initially investigated by Hollywood homicide Detectives Solomon and Glanville who determined it was suicide. The case was subsequently reassigned to RHD detectives David Chu and Harry Bosch at the request of Councilman Irving. Bosch and Chu suspected foul play based on the competition between two taxi cab companies.

Investigation revealed that Irving had been drinking whiskey that night and was moderately intoxicated. He was then assaulted in his room by Mark McQuillen who had gained access to the balcony via the fire escape. McQuillen applied a chokehold to Irving to subdue him. When Irving awoke, the two men talked. When it became apparent that Irving intended to commit suicide, McQuillen choked him again and left. After he awoke the second time, Irving undressed and jumped from the balcony. His funeral was attended by the top officials from the city, including the Police Chief.

Portrayal[]

Irving is played by Robbie Jones in the 2015 streaming series Bosch. He is a recurring character in the first and second seasons.

George is the son of high ranking LAPD commander Irvin Irving. George initially works in Hollywood Division Patrol and is partnered with Officer Rondell Pierce. Pierce and Irving conduct a traffic stop where they find that the driver, David Harris alias Raynard Waits, has a dead body in his van. Harris is exposed as a serial killer. Pierce is uncomfortable with George manufacturing the probable cause for the stop by mis-keying the number plate deliberately, despite the unexpected high profile results. Pierce requests to be reassigned following the incident.

George later transfers to avoid street work at his mother's request. He is assigned to Internal Affairs Division (IAD) and moved into a corrupt vice squad in Mission Division, where he is partnered with Detective Eddie Arceneaux.

George's investigation gathers evidence on the team's illegal activities. He was shot and killed by Nick Riley under orders from Carl Nash at the convenience store on Friday, 24 July 2015, when other members of the team discovered that he was undercover for the Internal Affairs Division (IAD).

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