(Fresno, CA - 11:09 PM Man with a Knife Call) Central Policing District - Officer James Rosetti is going to Belmont & Fulton. His partner Officer Bryan Craft drives, pulls up, spots a dazed looking woman and ask her if there was a stabbing in the alley. Bryan stops, gets out and grabs her. Sgt. Greg Noll pulls up and she says she has the knifes in her pocket and is all bloody. She says she took it away from him and that he has AIDS. They get the knife away and let her go. They race around back and there is a guy on the ground with no shirt on, stab wounds and blood all over his face. His face is swollen and he's covered with bad jailhouse tattoos. He gets up and keeps mouthing off at the cops. They tell him to stay down and he asks them what are they going to do and tells them all to f - k off. EMT arrives, they cuff him, load him on a stretcher and tie him down. Sgt. Eddie Barrios says she took the knife away from him. They go back to her and she says he was flailing the knife around at George and his son who hit him with a shovel to get it away from him. They go speak to 18 year old George Jr. at his house and he says the guy came to the door screaming he was going to stab his dad. His mom was screaming, his niece was there, so he grabbed a shovel and hit him. He thought he was trying to hug his dad, but doesn't know why. Eddie says he wouldn't listen and they had to taze him. Pierce County WA (10:41 PM Domestic Disturbance Call) Sheriff's Dept South Hill Precinct - Deputy Mario Carey's wife is also a deputy in the department, he met her on a call. He pulls up to a trailer where a bunch of young guys are hanging out. He cuffs the one guy who is a problem until he can figure out what happened. Bobby comes up and says his brother Dominick choked him and ripped up his shirt. He says he loves his brother, but he attacked him, he has no wounds and there was no knife involved. Dom was staying with him, he was scared for his life because he brought a girl over he didn't like, he flipped out and pushed him into the wall. Dom says they were watching TV, relaxing and then Lee started tripping and got in his face about the people there and she pushed him, so her pushed him back. The step-brother backs up Bobby's story. Dom ran outside and Bobby threw his stuff out in the yard and locked the door. Dom is put under arrest for domestic violence 4th degree and they search him. Mario explains that they need to get a restraining order if they want to keep him away. Bobby cries and thanks Mario. Hamilton Co, OH (8:48 PM Assistance Call) Sheriff's Office District 1 - Cpl Peter Enderle gets the call of a man in a gorilla suit who locked himself out of his car. Kyle is wearing the suit when they pull up. He was Halloween shopping, wanted to surprise his friends and was in such a hurry he locked his keys in the car and doesn't seem to care who is next to him. Pete slim jims the door open since the keys are in the ignition. He takes the mask off as they leave. (9:32 PM Juvenile Disturbance Call) He goes to the call of a white boy waving a gun around. It is in the same area where a girl was robbed of her cell phone at gunpoint. They pull up and question Tobias, a 15 year-old kid, who has the gun in his waistband. They pull it off him and he says he found it down the street. Deputy Michael Robbins puts him in his car. He admits the gun is his brother's and he took it. Deputy Tom Lang says Tobias was the one that had the gun and stole a cell phone from someone earlier. They pull another kid out and who admits his brother gave him the gun and he robbed a cell phone from a girl. He was there when he did it. He is under arrest for disorderly conduct. They take him back to his mom and show the gun to his brother and he says he never saw it before. The kid now says the gun is Tobias's. He will be cited and has to appear in juvenile court.
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.