(8:22 PM) Ft. Lauderdale Broward Co. - Deputy Robert Lahiff is off to set up a checkpoint. As long as they stop either the first, second or third cars and remain consistent it'll work. He tries to stop a suspect, a black guy in a white shirt red shorts walking down the street. When he sees the cops he runs and tosses the dope he was carrying. He hides in an apartment and K9s are brought in to find him. The female apartment manager is brought in to unlock his door. The guy says cops didn't see him do anything. Next cops set up a fence operation and put the word out they are looking for heavy equipment. In the safe house they shows boats and cars they have bought. They have spent $61,000 to recover $1.8 million worth of stolen goods. Two brothers sell a grater, a 65 year old dancer runs a prostitution ring and dances on her head for the cops. A guy sells plastic explosives and comes in with Jack Daniels. (7:36 PM Briefing) They go and pick up all the people who sold them the stolen items from before. The explosives guy is barefoot. The 65 year old lives in a house so full of junk they can barely walk in it. Newspapers are stacked to the ceiling. They also return a stolen camera to a lady and a watch at the end of their 12 month sting.
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.