Officer Mike Lopriore and Officer Peter Fontanez arrest two suspects during drug sweeps, and notice one of the men is choking, which reveals bags of cocaine hidden in his mouth. Officers Robert Anthony and Ralph Amoroso get called to a pharmacy where a woman is suspected of passing a phoney prescription for Vicodin. A search warrant is executed against the home of a seventy year old man to look for his son's cocaine, and police discover he's an illegal bookie.
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.