Officer Alan O'Neil served as partner to Officer Vin Gonzales
, on the New York City Police Department. O'Neil was the more experienced of the two, although, O'Neil was less apt to follow proper procedure and protocol and more forgiving of Spider-Man
's illegal crime-fighting activities, though he was quick to pin a mistake on the hero. As a New York City cop, O'Neil has faced extraordinary law breakers including Overdrive
, Dr. Benjamin Rabin
, and Freak
, who he did not hesitate to shoot in the head.