|First appearance||"The Target" (episode 1.01)|
|Last appearance||"Transitions" (episode 5.04)|
|Reason/Cause||End of Storyline|
|Occupation||TV news industry worker|
|Spouse|| Kima Greggs (Ex-Girlfriend)|
Unnamed 2nd Girlfriend
|Episode Count||15 episodes|
|Portrayed by||Melanie Nicholls-King|
Cheryl is Kima Greggs' girlfriend until they split up on season 4, portrayed by Melanie Nicholls-King.
Cheryl is Kima Greggs' live-in partner; she works in the television news industry and often worries about Kima's safety as a police officer. She hopes that Kima will take a less dangerous job and start a family with her. She also appears to do most of the cooking and cleaning in the relationship.
After Kima's shooting, Cheryl insists that she take a desk job. Kima acquiesced for a time, but eventually returned to investigative work in the second season.
Cheryl jealously insists on accompanying Kima when she went to interview a contact in a strip club. She finds this hard to understand, until Kima showed her the conditions in which fourteen girls were murdered. Cheryl becomes pregnant by artificial insemination.
The couple have a baby boy. Kima begins to spend less time at home, and Cheryl was left to deal with motherhood alone. Kima eventually realizes she does not want to be a parent, and moves out of their shared home.
At the end of season three Kima cheats on Cheryl, she calls McNulty for Kima's whereabouts and McNulty tells her she had to pick up a prisoner.
Kima is behind on her child support for much of season four, but gets some overtime in homicide and visits Cheryl, who is now happy with her new partner.