It rather reminds me of some of the scenes they used to do in ER when the camera would follow a gurney being rushed intoa trauma room.
They used to film it in such a way as you felt you were there.
There are some scenes in Southland that make you feel you are on a ride along with the cops.
Very cleverly done, but maybe too real at times for some.
The storylines and the feel of the show is very much more intense.