..and it's a total victim of Black Lieutenant Syndrome, in which a formidable black actor (in this case CCH Pounder) is cast in a position of authority so the filmmakers don't seem racist. See also: Nick Fury, Van Buren on Law & Order, Ice Cube in 21 Jump Street, every movie with Lawrence Fishburne since 2000, and pretty much every other cop show or movie since the 90s. It's like the crime version of the Magic Negro.

Also, the movie makes no damn sense.