Officer Kevin Tempel responds to a drive by shooting where one of the victims says five women in a blue Malibu followed and shot them with a 12 gauge shotgun. Officer Scott Caron arrests two men after loss prevention staff at a supermarket catches them on video stealing cartons of Camel cigarettes. Officers climb onto the roof of a house to arrest a man after he destroyed everything inside.
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.