Peace Officer

Showings

The Buzz Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:00 AM
The Buzz Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Free Movies at the Buzz
Release Year:2015
Runtime:109 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.peaceofficerfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brad Barber
Scott Christopherson
Produced by:Brad Barber
Scott Christopherson
David Lawrence
Screenwriter:Brad Barber
Scott Christopherson
David Lawrence
Renny McCauley
Cinematography:Brad Barber
Scott Christopherson
Editing By:Renny McCauley
Music By:Micah Dahl Anderson

Description

In 1975, William “Dub” Lawrence created and trained the rural Utah SWAT team—the very same team that ended up killing his son-in-law during a standoff in 2008. Now the former sheriff has become an unlikely crusader against deaths caused by excessive use of police force. Directors Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson follow Lawrence as he investigates his son-in-law’s death and other suspicious police shootings using materials obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, and discovers evidence of police brutality and deliberate cover-ups. An extremely timely look at the growing militarization of our nation’s police force, this SXSW grand jury award winning documentary is a fascinating portrait of a man on a mission, and a clear and concise look at a knotty problem plaguing our country.

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