Paramount Network announced the day before it would cease airing ‘coops’, a similar program Los Angeles – A&E Network reported after weeks of protests and a report by police Floyd’s death that prompted police reality The show “Live PD” was cancelled and a program team arrested the arrest of a black man who died after being drowned by police.
The cable television network announced “moves” on Wednesday, a day after the Paramount network was cancelled, a similar show that aired 33 seasons.
Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police sparked multiple protests across the United States and in various parts of the world against police brutality and racism.
The cancellation of the program was announced a day after a report by the Austin American-Statesman newspaper and KVUE-TV that Javier Ambler, a 40-year-old black man, died in Texas last year after commissioner agents The county repeatedly used stun guns against him, despite his screams and complaints that he was sick and unable to breathe.
Prosecutors investigating Ambler’s death said the presence of the “Live PD” team made the arrest, which was recorded by the officers’ body cameras and obtained by those media outlets, particularly disturbing.
In an earlier statement, A&E said its video was never released due to a policy prohibiting showing a death, and did not retain the footage after being informed that the initial investigation had been closed. A&E indicated that neither the network nor the producers of the program “requested the shooting or an interview from police investigators or the district attorney’s office.”
Like what Paramount Network did with “Cops,” A&E had already stopped airing episodes of “Live PD” before announcing Wednesday that it will not continue the show.
Live PD, which had been on the air since 2016, had a more documentary-like approach than “Cops,” in which the police were allowed to speak almost entirely on their own.