After a successful festival run, including winning Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, Peace Officer is now available on iTunes today. We highly recommend seeing this important film.
The first major documentary on a topic of fast-rising public interest — the increasing militarization of U.S. police departments — “Peace Officer” turns out to be as engrossing and well crafted as it is timely.
Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber found an ideal protagonist/guide for this inquiry into excessive police force and accountability: Dub Lawrence, a longtime Utah lawman and politician who in 1975 founded the state’s first SWATunit. He’d retired from public service 33 years later when his son-in-law was killed by that same SWAT force in a lengthy standoff. Read the full article at Variety
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