He does his job by the book, and does not like working with civilians. Karrin Murphy thinks he's an asshole. He was partnered to Detective Greene on the SplatterCon!!! case. He hates the nickname "Dick".
In the seriesEdit
In Blood Rites, Karrin Murphy learns that Rich is engaged to be married to her little sister, Lisa Murphy, and she is not happy about it. Boughton is a cop in New Orleans and he is getting transferred to the Chicago FBI. Karrin's mother, Marion Murphy, always liked him.
By Proven Guilty, he is called Rick. As an FBI agent, he is called in on the SplatterCon!!! case by Detective Greene. He is in the room when Detective Greene is illegally interrogating Molly Carpenter. Rick seems genuinely surprised when Harry Dresden states that Molly is a juvenile and Greene doesn't have parental permission.
In Ghost Story, Harry Dresden suggests that Murphy ask Dick for help getting information regarding Dresden's murder case: access to TSA video records, security cameras and other things Murphy can't access any longer.