Fort Worth, TX - Officer Jim Grow walks to a former motel to look for drug dealers, but nearly gets run over with another officer in a narrow space as a car attempts to escape. Officer Royce Hearne pulls over a vehicle for failing to dim its headlights only to discover the female driver has 13 warrants after she breaks down in tears and confesses. Officer Ernesto Tamayo II pulls over an SUV for speeding and observes the passenger throw marijuana 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.