(5:13 PM Shooting Call) Officer Matt Pugh responds to a call on the 600 block and arrives to find a black woman who took a shotgun blast to the chest and blows her finger off. She says Danny, her ex, did it and he fled with the sawed off after they had a fight on the porch over the gun and it went off. A neighbor says the woman owns the gun. Cops go back in and ask her two kids where the guns are. The boy pulls a rifle out of the closet and the shotgun from under the mattress where his mom hid it. Shelby County (1:08 PM) Backup comes to a traffic stop and Guadalupe the driver is wearing a Zappa shirt, is all nervous, and won't consent to have his car searched. K9 is brought in and a suitcase full of pot is found in the trunk. They take them back to interdiction HQ and weigh the dope and take their money. Guadalupe loses his car, $1350 and the drugs. Detective Steve Culley says it's nice to be thanked. (9:31 PM Domestic Disturbance Call) The caller says a father is beating his son in the front yard of his house. They talk to the witness outside and find his 16 year-old son Time wanted to bring a shirt to his friends house and his dad stopped him. The son pushed him off and his dad pushed and slapped him because he is a pacifist, but he isn't scared to stay there. They take the father outside and says he disciplined his son like what was done to him. They arrest him because he hit him Tim in the face and was drinking.
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.