Chris Anderson

 

Company/Employment: "Reasonable Doubt"

Bio: In 1996, at the age of 22, Chris joined BPD. His mother, veteran police Sgt. Jessica Anderson, handed him his badge and later pinned it on his chest. A 43-year-old husband and father of three, Chris retired from the Birmingham Police Department Alabama's largest police department in 2016 after 21 years on the force. Of those, he spent 17 years as an investigator, working more than 300 homicide cases in a city that traditionally lands in the Top 10 for murders per capita. Some of his best years in law enforcement were spent with the Homicide unit, where he gained a great deal of investigative experience. Some of the cases he investigated were documented on A&E's true crime-series, "First 48 Birmingham." As one of the fan favorites, Chris’ stint on that series led to more commanding opportunities in his career. Since retiring from the Birmingham Police Department in 2016, he now co-hosts the investigative series, "Reasonable Doubt," which airs on Investigation Discovery. On "Reasonable Doubt," Chris and his partner, Fatima Silva, re-trace homicide investigations that families believe have led to the wrongful conviction of their loved ones. The mission of the show is simple - to free families and bring closure. That freedom may come in the form of righting a wrong in our justice system or freeing the families from the struggle of thinking their loved ones are innocent and wrongfully in prison. Chris says, “with every case we investigate on ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ I make sure to hold on to the one thing my mother always displayed while wearing the badge, and that's compassion for others.