A man jumps off the roof of a building after setting fire to his neighbours apartment. Officers Brian McMasters and Ralph Amoroso go to a disturbance in a restaurant caused by a man who didn't like the way his Boston Clams were cooked. A group of officers arrest a drunk man when his wife is afraid to come home. Officer John Ridge arrests a robber responding to a disturbance call at a food market.
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.