Just at some point after govt producer Dan Abrams tweeted that the present wasn’t going anyplace, A&E has canceled its cop Live PD, citing the present local weather within the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Vulture reported.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” the community mentioned in a assertion. The transfer comes days after it was revealed that the present’s cameras had filmed the 2019 police killing of Javier Ambler and that footage of the killing was in the end destroyed.
According to the Austin Statesman, “Williamson County sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull Ambler over March 28, 2019, after he failed to dim the headlights of his SUV to oncoming traffic. Twenty-eight minutes later, the 40-year-old black father of two sons lay dying on a North Austin street after deputies held him down and used Tasers on him four times while a crew from A&E’s show Live PD filmed. The former postal worker repeatedly pleaded for mercy, telling deputies he had congestive heart failure and couldn’t breathe. He cried, ‘Save me,’ before deputies deployed a final shock.”
“As is the case with all footage taken by Live PD producers, we no longer retained the unaired footage after learning that the investigation had concluded,” A&E mentioned in a assertion.
The community additionally left the door open for a potential reboot of the present at a later date, saying, “Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them” and including that it “will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments” to debate potential choices.
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picture :Deputy Nick Carmack, Shep, Sgt. Sean Larkin, Dan Abrams, and Tom Morris Jr. of A&E’s “Live PD.”Taylor Hill/Getty Images