A King County Sheriff's deputy responds to a call for a disturbance at a local eatery. Then, a pair of Minneapolis Police Officers are called for a man assaults a woman and must use a Taser to bring him down. Next, a North Las Vegas Police Officer is called in when a man beats up a woman as she tried to retrieve her mother's possessions.
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.