READ MORE: ‘Peace Officer’ Explores Timely Issue of Police Violence
“Peace Officer,” a chillingly relevant documentary about police violence, has an official trailer.
The film follows Dub Lawrence, a former police sheriff who watched a unit he transformed into a SWAT-like team kill his own son-in-law. As he obsessively uncovers the controversial gunfight’s details, his story grapples with and poses questions about the ethicality of training our police to act as an army against the people. The documentary promises to be a timely reminder of the dangers of an increasingly militarized police force.
Watch the official trailer above. The film will open in select cities in September, including New York on September 16 and Los Angeles on September 18.