Fort Worth, TX - Officer Antonio Maldonado II chases a silver dual rear wheel pickup truck through a residential area. Officer Carolyn Jacoby joins a pursuit started by the gang unit and a helicopter until they reach a street closed for construction where it becomes a foot pursuit. Officer Ernesto Tamayo stops to find out why a man is sitting in a parked car, but he drives off leading to a chase during which he throws a loaded syringe out the window.
Called the original reality show, Cops is a gritty and unfiltered look at the seamier parts of our society as seen through the eyes of the men and women who struggle to keep the peace.
Since 1989, camera crews have traveled across the nation and into other countries providing an intimate look at police officers and the nuts and bolts of their day-to-day work.
Cops uses a modern adaptation of cin... ma v... rit?, a French documentary style of film making from the early 1920s, where life is shot as it happens, without script, narration or interference. Here, the police officer is narrator, guiding you through the shift and what happens within it, using his or her own words.