Isiah "Bird" Freeman is a veteran LAPD Detective and longtime partner to Michael Britten. A pragmatist, Bird is consistently suspicious when Britten conducts his investigations illogically, then evades questions about case progress. Bird remains patient with Britten, though, in waiting for the truth to unfold. Bird speaks of his marriage, matter-of-factly mentioning that he cannot provide his wife with expensive things. He claims to have avoided financial success so as not to attract violent thieves. In the Red Reality, Bird was transferred by bureaucracy as if for the purpose of splitting up his partnership with Britten.