Official Trailer for 'Peace Officer' Documentary on Police Militarization
"Why? Why did this happen? Who's making these decisions?" The official trailer + poster have debuted for a documentary called Peace Officer, from directors Brad Barber & Scott Christopherson, that is a very timely look at police militarization. The doc is told from the perspective of a former sheriff who put together his state's first SWAT team, then 30 years later experienced tragedy when a stand off left his son-in-law dead. This premiered at SXSW and played at a number of other festivals, and will be hitting limited theaters next month. This looks like a very unique examination at the tense atmosphere today. I'm intrigued to see it.
Here's the official trailer for Brad Barber & Scott Christopherson's doc Peace Officer, found on YouTube:
A documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide. Peace Officer is co-directed by filmmakers Brad Barber & Scott Christopherson. The doc first premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival. Peace Officer will open on September 16th. Click for more.