With ‘Live PD,’ A&E Seeks to Display Nuances of Police Work

The new weekly TV show airs real-time footage to chronicle police patrols in six U.S. cities. The host says ‘Live TV’ is fundamentally different from “Cops,” the long-running police reality TV show. “‘Cops’ was about the wacky, crazy moments of people interacting with the police,” he says, while ‘Live TV’ “is really about showing the nuances.”

Chief Cites Austin Cop for ‘Stupidity’ in Viral Video Fracas

An hour-long video posted on YouTube shows Officer James Maufrais following volunteer cop-watcher Phillip Turner around a bank parking lot after he began recording a traffic stop, shining his flashlight directly into the lens of Turner’s camera. Turner was detained for about an hour for no legitimate reason. Police Chief Art Acevedo said the officer had violated department and called the incident “self-inflicted stupidity.”