‘The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams worked hard, far from the cameras, to improve NYPD-community relations

His character Omar Little knew the streets of Baltimore like no other and was confident enough to rip off drug dealers at the point of a shotgun — while communicating with police and prosecutors.

In the real world, actor Michael K. Williams was a rare criminal justice reform advocate who built meaningful relationships with NYPD cops and locals in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Anti-violence activists and teens who benefited from Williams’ mentorship told the Daily News on Tuesday they were heartbroken by his death of an apparent overdose.

His character Omar Little knew the streets of Baltimore like no other and was confident enough to rip off drug dealers at the point of a shotgun — while communicating with police and prosecutors.

In the real world, actor Michael K. Williams was a rare criminal justice reform advocate who […]

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