In Pierce County, WA, a deputy makes a routine traffic stop concerning a suspended license and wind up with more than he bargained for when something illegal falls on the ground from inside his pocket. Next, in San Bernadino, CA, deputies are called in for a domestic dispute which began with one of the combatants spitting in the others face. Lastly, the police officers in Las Vegas respond when a boy is bitten by a Pit Bull and a German Shepard.
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.