Detective Glanville is an investigator with the Los Angeles Police Department's Homicide Special unit, and the partner of Detective Jerry Solomon. He and his partner are often referred to as "Crate and Barrel" due to their widening dimensions.
On 3 October 2011, he and his partner got the callout in the death of George Irving at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. Their initial reaction was that it looked like a suicide. Once Irvin Irving was notified of his son's death he insisted that detectives David Chu and Harry Bosch be assigned to the case, even though they were in the Open-Unsolved Unit. Solomon and Glanville were told to assist Bosch and Chu. They did not like having the case taken away from them and being subservient to Bosch. They complained that investigating the possibility of homicide was a waste of time, and they did a half-assed job of the tasks that Bosch assigned to them.