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(Cole Phelps: We're supposed to uphold the law.) Yeah, and we do. But we can't change people. The truth is everyone wants the license to get a little dirty now and then. Our job is to keep it manageable.
~ Roy Earle

Roy Earle is a character from the video game, L.A. Noire.

Biography

Hi, Phelps. I'll be keeping an eye on you. I could use a little time basking in reflected glory. You would make a change from busting hookers and dope fiends.
~ Roy Earle meeting Cole Phelps
Roy is a movie star, and the whole of the Seedy Side of LA is his audience.
~ Stefan Bekowsky

Earle is introduced in Traffic case, "The Driver's Seat" where he is introduced to Cole Phelps and comments that he is gonna keep an eye on him. In the last Traffic case, "The Fallen Idol", he appears to give Cole and his partner, Stefan Bekowsky, a ride to a nightclub where he introduces the former to Elsa Litchmann and Harlan J. Fontaine.

When Cole is promoted to Vice, he is partnered with Earle in the cases. However, Earle betrays Cole in the final case when he reveals to the press that Cole has cheated on his wife with Elsa.

During the Arson case, "A Walk in Elysian Fields", Earle sits at a table where Cole is to warn him to stop investigating Elysian Fields, but fails. This only makes Cole suspect that Earle is on their payroll. This is proven true when Jack Kelso finds his name on Leland Monroe's paper. As shown in a newspaper during the final case, Earle is trying to hijack the case Cole and Herschel Biggs are working on, claiming Courtney Sheldon's death is by morphine. Cole then pulls out a gun on Earle, threatening that he is gonna blow his head off should he say anything else ill about Courtney.

At Cole's funeral, Earle gives a eulogy as he denounces the accusations, which causes Elsa to leave angrily after accusing Earle of belittling Cole's memory.