Peace Officer is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarised state of American police as told through the story of William “Dub” Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later.
Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigative skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer involved shootings in his community while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.
"Engrossing and well crafted as it is timely."
"A powerful and important film."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"One of the year's best films."
1 x 110-minutes
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Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber
Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber, Dave Lawrence
SXSW Audience Award - Documentary Feature - WINNER
HOT DOCS Official Selection
MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL Audience Award - Documentary Feature - WINNER
SXSW Grand Jury - Documentary Feature - WINNER
FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights - WINNER
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