Officers Mike Stratton and Greg Brown catch a man observed buying cocaine, but he manages to swallow it before they can force him to spit it out. Officer Mike Lopriore brings toys and and children's clothing to a mother after the father sold his children's clothing to buy crack. Officers Tito Whittington and Robert Rogers of the Ant-Gang & Violence Unit assist in an arrest after a stabbing.
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.