A North Las Vegas Police officer is sent to a home in which they have visited before for domestic disturbance. The crowd outside the home inform the officer that a man is beating up his wife. The man is tackled and taken into custody, admitting the fight was caused by rent issues. Then, a Broward County Sheriff's detective takes part in stopping a vehicle believed to have been involved in a drug deal. The woman inside the car has a gun and half a pound of marijuana in her purse. Lastly, a Pomona Police officer rolls up to a home where several windows have been smashed. The victim states that the female passenger from his vehicle smashed the windows in his truck with a pipe. She claims to have had racial slurs thrown at her.
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.