A&E Cancels ‘Live PD’ Amid Nationwide Police Brutality Protests

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An Austin newspaper reported the crew for the reality show filmed the death of a Black man while he was in the custody of law enforcement officers in Texas, the footage of which was subsequently destroyed.

A&E has canceled reality show Live PD as nationwide protests against police brutality continue and days after a Texas newspaper reported that crew filmed the death of a Black man while in the custody of law enforcement officers and subsequently destroyed the footage.

In a statement, A&E said: “This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD. Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them. And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.

The network’s decision to cancel Live PD, a show which follows police officers on patrol in real timewill come as a blow as it had been building its brand around the show which was a ratings juggernaut and filled multiple hours a weekend, and regularly dominated all other basic cable series in similar time slots.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. My hope is some other network will realize how popular it was and pick it up from Abrams (who is clearly liberal) and show A&E the foolishness of its decision. Live PD was the body cam they are all crying for. Kinda ironic really.

    Sometimes it is just to real……………

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