Major Monique Brown

This 16-year police veteran knows what it’s like to grow up on the hard streets of Baltimore. Dressed in her uniform, she seems an unlikely ally in understanding the lasting effect of trauma in her community; but we learn her empathy runs deep. A rising star in the department, and recently promoted to Major,we witness this mother and grandmother attempt to restore the image of police officers in the Southern District both to the citizens she serves and the officers she mentors. All the while, we witness the toll taken on those who have pledged to be police officers in Baltimore.

Bryce Kirchoff