A pair of Broward County Sheriff's pat down a couple of guys who are hanging out in front of a store. One man becomes agitated and pulls away as drug paraphernalia is discovered on him and are forced to subdue him with a taser. Then, as a North Las Vegas Police officer arrives for a call concerning a fight between two men, the suspects flee in opposite directions. One officer misses with a taser shot, but the suspect gives up anyways. The other officer has also subdued him man. Lastly, a Rancho Cucamonga Police deputy chases a car which looses control. The passenger explains that the driver is his boyfriend and they were arguing inside the car about infidelities, which was the cause of the erratic driving.
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.