A Rancho Cucamonga Police Officer responds to a shoplifting call at the mall, and wind up finding a suspicious substance on the suspect. Then, a North Las Vegas Police Officer is called to an apartment where shots are being fired and discover overwhelming but questionable evidence at the scene. Lastly, a Broward County Sheriff pulls over a car which is showing erratic driving by the operator.
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.