(New Orleans, LA - 6:55 PM Suspicious Activity) 6th District Task Force - Officers Bryan Lewis and Melvin Williams like being in the task force because it's different. They see three black men on a corner including Larry who are dealing drugs in front of a store. They catch them and Larry struggles and has a crack pipe on him even though he just got out of jail. (8:13 PM Possible Drug Activity) They spot a guy with drugs in his mouth. When they grab him the black guy screams, wails, fights and goes down saying ?he ain't got nothin' bro' again and again. Melvin says he should take his links when they find clear capsules filled with heroin. He just did five years in jail for coke and is on probation. Jacksonville FL - Zone 3 - Sgt. Elizabeth Kenny says her favorite part of the job is finding stolen cars and returning them. (1:22 AM Domestic Violence Call) Sammy, a Russian man, came home and went to the bathroom and his girlfriend was sleeping with their baby. He tells Officer Bill Nelson he turned the fan off and she attacked him for trying to turn it off. He's lived in apartment 262 for three years and they talk to the girl and says they have a kid. She says she was drunk and she hit him. They give the baby to her sister to take to her moms' house. Riverside County CA - Jurupa Valley Station - Deputy Chris Barajas says it's the most funnest job playing cops and robbers for real. (9:27 PM Suspicious Vehicle) He saw a blue Chevy go off road through a dirt path, over hills and across a canyon. He finally catches up to the Mexican driver Marco who has no shoes and is fidgety. He finds a crack pipe and lots of women's underwear on the seat. He says it is from all the girls he's been with and wears them because he's gay. They find a bag of meth, so he's going back to jail. He's crying because he's been fighting with his wife and that is why he's out there.
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.