Former Flint Police Officer, cast member of "Flint Town" documentary, author of "Soul of a Black Cop" and Methodist Minister
May 8, 2019 (Segment One)
Brian was one of the main people featured in the Netflix sensation “Flint Town”, binge watched by millions around the world. A long-time Flint Police officer, his daily travails and those of his fellow officers were chronicled in the internationally acclaimed documentary. He’s also the author of the book “Soul of a Black Cop”, and now retired from the Flint Police Department, he works as the Pastor at United Methodist Church in Flint.
In 2006, Brian was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President George W. Bush and was later honored with an invitation to meet with President Bush at the White House, in 2008. Along the way, he has also maintained sturdy involvement with Flint’s kids, including mentoring and athletic coaching. To say he’s had a varied and contributive career would be to understate the fact, significantly.
Still, his star turn in “Flint Town” may wind up being the role that has the longest staying power and legacy. The film documents the Flint Police Department’s ongoing and serious struggles with a perpetual and perilously understaffed force, and escalating crime. It also explores the Department’s internal and external discord with the community it serves, the city political apparatus, and even with each other. The conflict is real, raw and often intense. It is a film you start watching and then forget to stop. It could be called a masterpiece of dramatic documentary filmmaking.
Despite the film’s unexpected and meteoric ascendance, Brian remains focused on the future and what is next while still honoring and respecting the past. It’s a kind of reflection of both the vibe and intent that continues to move Flint forward through any and all challenges. This ethos made Brian a first rate and perfect Flintstone guest, and member of the Flint Chronicles Hall of Fame.
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