New Film, 'Peace Officer,' Explores the Expansion of Police Militarization

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SWAT teams were first created here in Los Angeles after the 1965 Watts riots. Since then, the use of SWAT teams has increased across the country. The so-called “militarization” of the police became controversial after we saw scenes of officers in armored vehicles facing down protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year.

Credits

Guests:
Scott Christopherson - co-director and co-producer, 'Peace Officer', William "Dub" Lawrence - former sheriff of Davis County, Utah

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath