Here are the ten reasons why Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson from The Closer is a feminist character:
- Southerner Deputy Chief Johnson used to be the head of the Major Crimes Division of the LAPD. Johnson has also worked in two other police departments: Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia and the Atlanta Police Department. She was a Captain in the APD.
- Brenda has been an interrogator for the CIA in Washington D.C. before joining the MPDC.
- After being cleared of ethics violations for false charges of sleeping with a APD police officer, Brenda Leigh Johnson turned down a job at Homeland to head up the elite LAPD Major Crimes Division.
- Brenda Leigh Johnson now works as the Chief of the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
- Johnson loves sweets (cookies and candy), which she hides in her desk drawers and eats when a case reallys stresses her out. Brenda works too much so she spends a lot of her time in her office.
- Brenda says the catch phrase ” Thank you; thank you very much” in a slightly ironic phrase at times. Though Johnson can be appear very controlling or rude at times because she micromanages cases is great at finding important clues.
- The Deputy Chief Johnson is considered a “closer” especially since she is great at forcing out confessions that ends murder cases. Then Brenda arrests the criminals on the highest charge possible.
- Brenda Johnson and her husband FBI Agent Fitz Howard helped straighten out their rebel niece Charlie Johnson.
- The Deputy Chief had to leave the LAPD because she attacked serial killer and defense attorney Phillip Stroh while trying to arrest him.
- Brenda is an army brat with a now retired U.S. Air Force Officer father named Clay Johnson who traveled all over the South with.