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You greaseballs wanna put holes in each other, I don't give a shit. All I care about is my cut.
— Leon McAffrey to Toni Cipriani, in Sayonara Sindaccos.

Leon McAffrey is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto III and a main character in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.



McAffrey is a corrupt police officer working with Salvatore Leone, the Don of the Leone Family, and Toni Cipriani, a Leone Family made man.

Early Life

Leon McAffrey was born and raised in Liberty City who, at some point, joined the Liberty City Police Department, later becoming a corrupt officer and making contact with Salvatore Leone, the Don of the Leone Family, eventually going on Salvatore's payroll.

He apparently killed some of his former partners, including one who had a wife and children. He also had contacts in Italy from whom he gathered information from.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

In 1998 he had a dispute with Ned Burner who owed him money. According to Leon, Ned had agreed to pay him $20,000 for an unknown favour, but only paid him $5000 in the end. As a result of this, he sent Ned an e-mail in which he threatened to kill him and get away with it because of his position in law enforcement. Ned argued that the $20,000 they agreed to was in exchange of four stories for him to publish, whereas Leon had sent him only one, which was his reason to give him $5000 instead of $20,000 to keep in proportion. [1]

He is introduced to and employs Toni Cipriani to kill the Sindacco Family members, lure the Forelli Family into an ambush with the Uptown Yardies, fight organized crime in Belleville Park, help the Uptown Yardies hold on to Newport and destroy Forelli weapons being transferred to a new location.

Following the arrest of Salvatore Leone, Leon phones Toni to say that the two never met, thus cutting ties with the Leone Family.

Events of Grand Theft Auto III

McAffrey continues to work with the LCPD and with his new partner, Ray Machowski, a law abiding police officer who eventually also becomes a corrupt officer. His crimes and links with organized crime become evident to the LCPD and he agrees to turn states evidence against Machowski, now working for the Yakuza. When he learns of this, Machowski sends Claude to kill him, but McAffrey somehow survives and is taken to the hospital. When Ray learns that Leon survived, he instructs Claude yet again to kill him, this time succeeding.

Mission Appearances

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories



Grand Theft Auto III

Unused Leon McAffrey ped model "plaster", found in the files of the PlayStation 2 version of Grand Theft Auto III.

  • In Grand Theft Auto III, McAffrey appears as a generic Italian pedestrian model which can be found around Saint Mark's, Aspatria and Pike Creek.
  • In the PlayStation 2 version of Grand Theft Auto III, there are files for an unused pedestrian model which is internally named "plaster". This could mean McAffrey was originally supposed to get up and flee on foot after being smashed out of the Ambulance in Plaster Blaster. In the final version, McAffrey's bandaged model is simply a prop object which uses the exact same texture from the unused "plaster" ped model.
    • In addition, there is an unused "LIMP" pedestrian animation that can be found in all versions of Grand Theft Auto III, which is implied to have been originally used by McAffrey during the mission Plaster Blaster.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, his missions are marked with an 'R' on the map, most likely indicating that Ray Machowski was supposed to give the player missions. However, unused radar blips in the files shows that McAffrey's missions were supposed to be marked with a 'Mc' on the map.
  • His bandaged prop model can be found in the Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories game files, but it never appears in-game. This is a leftover from Grand Theft Auto III.


  1. (Promotional website) - Liberty Tree inbox, February 19th 1998