Carlos Espada is a main character in Shades of Blue. He is a veteran police officer in the the 64th Precinct. He is portrayed by Vincent Laresca.


Tess & Carlos discuss that fact that Tess' husband is having an affair and that Tess slept with her husband mistress and what to do then they raid the apartment as couple have sex. Taking a detour to a bar, Tess sends Carlos off the bathroom while she confronts Joe's mistress Amber about their affair then attacks her, Carlos rushes back and takes her away from the scene. ("Original Sin")

Tess and Espada initiated an investigation when they moved a body by Tess' house found to be murdered with a 3D printed gun. ("False Face, False Heart")

Tessa, Carlos & Marcus head into a building in search of a suspect and leave Mike handcuffed in the car; Mike makes friends with kids outside playing who are then scared off when the crew returns. ("Who Can Tell Me Who I Am")