Officer becomes viral hit by dancing with Black Lives Matter protesters to show unity

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WICHITA, Kan. -- A Kansas Black Lives Matter protest turned into a cookout with police officers, according to the Wichita Eagle.

Protesters had planned a march on Sunday, but after meeting with Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, they decided against the idea in favor of a barbecue with police.

Organizers felt a barbecue would allow for communication and trust to be built between the protesters and police, in light of their strained relationship.

While at the cookout, police officer Aaron Moses became the internet's newest dancing sensation.

"Someone approached me and told me I'm officer Brown with the get down is their name for me," Moses said.

Moses admits he's not sure where the name "Brown" came from, but video of him dancing at the First Steps Community Cookout is proof that he knows how to bust a move.

"I hit the Whip and the Nae-Nae. I got some lessons on that," he said.

The 25-year-old said he also got some lessons on life. Born and raised in Wichita, Moses said he always dreamed of becoming an officer, never knowing others didn't feel the same way.

"I will never grow up and not know what it's like to trust a police officer and I think once you realize that, it's a pretty profound thing that affects the way you do everything," Moses said.

Especially how he does his job.

"I will never know what it's like to grow up in a minority community, but I can try my hardest to serve them the best I can," he said.

Even if that means showing his silly side.

"If I need to dance a little goofy and do the 'Cha Cha Slide' to help people see that I'm a real person, that I do care and that I trust you, then that's what I'm going to do," he said.

Dancing his way into a better relationship between police and residents.

"Until we build an atmosphere of trust, care and compassion with the people we serve those people accept that and trust in us nothing is going to get better."