Mayor Weaver, Chief Deputy on ‘Flint Town': “Series Does Not Tell The Whole Story”
The Mayor of Flint of the Chief Deputy of the Flint Police Department have issued a joint statement on the Netflix series.
Did anybody else binge the whole thing this weekend? AJ, myself and George got through it. We've been trying to get somebody on the air, particularly from the police department, to talk to us about being involved in the series...but were denied until the Mayor and the Chief Deputy made a statement.
Needless to say, we'll be touching base with those folks today.
Yesterday, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver and Police Chief Deputy Timothy Johnson issued a joint statement on the Netflix series, which chronicled the year 2016 with the Flint Police Department.
Weaver, who has yet to finish the series, said, " I hope viewers will see that despite all the challenges and obstacles they face, Flint police officers go out and do what they can to serve and protect our community, and that is something we should be proud of."
She also said that Flint officers saw "some raw, ugly, but real truths" about Flint's water crisis.
“But, it is a very serious issue that impacted us all and the truth is not always pretty," she said. "Good or bad, this was our reality and we shouldn’t hide from it. Instead, we must learn from the mistakes from the past and prevent them from happening again."
"We know this series does not tell the whole story. It does not focus on the amazing turn around and recovery that is starting to happen in the city," said Weaver.