A drunk man confronts his wife when he catches her with another man. Officer Mike Cook transports the man away from the scene back to his house, but later gets arrested after returning with a knife. Officers Karen Lewis and Craig Schultz are dispatched to a stabbing call, and locate the man collapsed under a bridge with the help of his brother. Multiple officers respond to a call where a woman attempts to shoot her boyfriend, but accidentally shoots her brother.
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.