Flint Town

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Flint Town
Flint Town title card season 1.png
GenreDocumentary
Directed by
  • Zackary Canepari
  • Drea Cooper
  • Jessica Dimmock
Theme music composer
  • Plied Sound
  • Matthew Joynt
  • Nathan Sandberg
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Production location(s)Flint, Michigan
Editor(s)Joe Peeler
Running time34-47 minutes
Production company(s)ZC/DC
Anonymous Content
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseMarch 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
External links
Netflix

Flint Town is an eight episode American documentary television series that was released on Netflix on March 2, 2018.[1][2][3] The documentary focuses on the thoughts and conflicted emotions of the men and women serving to protect urban areas of Flint, Michigan struggling with poverty, crime, financially strapped public services and the Flint water crisis. The series covers a period from November 2015 to early 2017, the same time frame as the 2016 presidential election. The department captured on-screen is down from 300 cops to 98 for 100,000 people, the lowest number out of comparably sized cities. Over the course of the episodes, the police faced a crucial millage vote and a city government wrangling over funding.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Bridgette Balasko – police officer; later officer, CATT (Crime Area Target Team) squad; aspires to be a Federal Investigator; later Homicide Detective
  • Devon Bernritter – Captain
  • John Boismier – Field Training Officer
  • Esther Campbell – Sergeant
  • Hillary Clinton – Democratic Presidential Candidate
  • Jessica Dupnack – ABC12 News Reporter
  • Robert Frost – Sergeant
  • Timothy Johnson – Chief of Police, appointed by Mayor Karen Weaver
  • Dion Reed – LERTA Cadet turned police officer, son of Maria[5]
  • Maria Reed – LERTA Cadet turned police officer, mother of Dion
  • Bernie Sanders – Democratic Presidential Candidate
  • Bill Schuette - Michigan Attorney General
  • Lewis Spears – Police Reserve Volunteer
  • James Tolbert – former Chief of Police, fired by Mayor Karen Weaver
  • Donald Trump – 45th President of The United States of America
  • Jazmin Tuttle – fiancé of Dion Reed
  • Keith Urquhart – Sergeant, CATT squad
  • Scott Watson – officer, CATT squad
  • Karen Weaver – Newly elected Mayor of Flint
  • James Wheeler – Field Training Officer
  • Brian Willingham – police officer

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Welcome to Flint Town"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
As a water crisis erupts and a new mayor is sworn in, the understaffed police department faces Federal extortion charges while struggling to protect the city.
2"Two Guns"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
A new chief ushers in change as a presidential debate comes to town. A young cadet navigates training, while veteran Frost recalls a painful incident.
3"The Rat Pack"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Chief Johnson's new team targeting high-crime area takes action, to mixed response from the community. Cadet Dion and his mother close in on graduation.
4"Death and Homicide"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Flint police battle with a store that's a magnet for criminal activity. Dion has his first shift on the job. The officers react to tragedy in Dallas.
5"The Numbers"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Flint PD copes with anti-police sentiments. The city starts a volunteer community police program. Encouraging crime statistics bring cautious optimism.
6"Devil's Night"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Presidential candidate Donald Trump visits Flint. As voters weigh renewing a police funding tax, Chief Johnson looks for other ways to raise revenue.
7"Two Worlds"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Election Day arrives. As nervous officers await the result, it's business as usual on the streets. Trump's win exposes divisions in the department.
8"The Stand Off"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)
Johnson clashes with the city council over the budget as crime stats head in the wrong direction. Balasko and Frost ponder their future together.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wollaston, Sam (2018-03-02). "Flint Town review – Netflix's incredible portrait of a town in crisis". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  2. ^ Greene, Steve (2018-03-02). "'Flint Town' Review: A Vital, Surprising Look at America Through the Eyes of Police Officers in New Netflix Series". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  3. ^ Lloyd, Robert (1 March 2018). "'Flint Town' examines the trials and tribulations, but also the beauty, of the Michigan city". latimes.com. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  4. ^ Hinds, Julie (2 March 2018). "Netflix's 'Flint Town' offers behind-the-scenes look at city's police". freep.com. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
  5. ^ Briggs, Lisa (October 3, 2016). "Flint Police's First Mother-Son Duo". My City Magazine. Retrieved March 3, 2018.

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