(DeCandido's novelizations of Anderson's Films)
Captain Karl Fischer was a S.W.A.T. officer attached to the Los Angeles Police Department.
When working with the LAPD, Rain Melendez had a tense relationship with him. While she desperately sought to prove herself as a potential recruit, he refused to have her join unless S.W.A.T. had been "taken over by queers", arguing that people would be too busy asking her out to do their jobs. This prompted Rain to leave the LAPD, with the Umbrella Security Division quickly hiring her.. Karl would later die of a heart attack in 2001.