I'll have to admit I was shaking my head at that scene. I didn't think the officer handled that properly at all.
As recounted on the show's Web site, the officer flouted guidelines by making the motorist get out of the car, then locking his keys inside and telling him to catch a cab home. The encounter ultimately ended with officers having to wrestle the enraged suspect to the ground and arrest him.
But I very much value the honesty of this show. Cops are as human as everyone else, and just as flawed. I think they're doing a heck of a job out there, and this show has certainly not made me think less of the police. It's fascinating. I hope the bad press doesn't get it taken off the air.
Tonight's episode was very powerful.
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