The Palm Beach County Sheriff Officers vice unit have set up a sting operation, using a pair of undercover officers in a pickup truck as buyers. The first seller takes the officers straight to a drug house to sell their crack. The suspect is quickly arrested after lighting up his crack on the way home. The second deal happens when a young man offers to sell the officers crack and asks them to join him for a smoke behind a gas station. Then, an officer in Las Vegas is summoned when a restaurant claims a man refused to pay his $400 bill. He is trapped by the manager and a waiter. The suspect first claims his friend paid the tab and then changes his story and says he paid the bill himself. The man is arrested when it's discovered he has warrants and now can add the unpaid bill to the charges. Lastly, an officer in Palm Beach has stopped a car for a tint violation. Lowering his window, a cloud of marijuana smoke billows out from the car and a small amount of crack and cocaine is also discovered.
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.