Franklin Jakes is an unseen character in Sleeping Dogs.
He is a Lieutenant in the San Francisco Police Department and the commanding officer of Wei Shen. After Wei killed Ming Ming Trin for supplying his sister Mimi Shen with a fatal dose of heroin, SFPD Internal Affairs was tipped by a confidential informant of the murder. However thanks to an alibi from Jakes, claiming Shen was with him at the time of the murder, Shen wasn't charged with the murder. The alibi wasn't proved, hence Jakes was requested to submit to a lie detector questioning, which Jakes outright refused. The case remained opened as a result.