(Pierce County WA - 12:42 AM Stolen Vehicle Pursuit) South Hill Precinct - Deputy Kris Nordstrom chases Derrick, a white guy in a stolen Honda Prelude on the freeway. He goes 70mph through a red light, blows a stop sign, goes eastbound on Pacific, dodges stop sticks, west on 72nd, swerves to avoid a PIT, speeds up, heads down 116 th st, rear ends a car and loses it. He jumps out to run but another police car cuts him off against a fence. He goes to jump on the hood, doesn't make it, surrenders and they jump on him and cuff him. Deputy Roger Fuller checks the victim that was hit and his face is all bloody. He lost a tooth and probably broke his nose. Sgt. Brian Witt checks the damage. Derrick says he didn't know the cops were behind him at first, complains about his leg and they ambulance him off. Little Rock, AR (9:01 PM Stolen Vehicle) Downtown Patrol Division - Officer Ryan Hudson says the blue car is on the local list and the subject is supposed to be armed. He's on MLK and pulls over without incident. They draw their guns and pull him out, but he won't drop his soda. He is a young black guy who is incoherent saying he did nothing wrong and has no gun or drugs. A woman let him use the car, she has his ID, but he doesn't know her name. He says he can take the car to the drug house at 28th on Harrison where she is. They bring Barbara, the car's owner, to the scene who says last Friday he jumped in the back seat at a gas station, pulled a out a gun and forced her to drive him around for 2 hours. She told him to take the car since it isn't worth much. He gave her his ID, said he'd bring it back in a few days and not to call the police or he'd hug her. He says he traded crack for the car and didn't know it was stolen. He has warrants. They take Barbara to the station to ID the driver. Detective Ashley Helton shows her a paper with 6 pictures and she picks out #2 right away. Pierce County WA (7:40 PM Stolen Vehicle) Sheriff's Dept. Mountain Detachment - Deputy Pete Turner spots a Bronco with one headlight and no taillights that is stolen. Josh the white male driver pulls over with no problem and comes out. He's wearing his hat backwards and has an Auburn #24 basketball shirt. Deputy Jennifer Eldridge backs him up. He says he got the truck from Tony, didn't know it was stolen and doesn't know where Tony is. He's been busted before for driving a stolen car. The back window is gone and the key is shaved. He says he didn't steal it, he just borrowed it and it was like that. He just started working again and put in 10 days straight. They ask him why he was busted before for this. He says he's on work release with the owner and he does exist.
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.