AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series Live PD, prosecutors said Monday. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was booked Monday into his jail on […]
After ordering 160 new episodes of its flagship series Cops in May, A&E execs pulled the plug as protests over police violence lead to criticisms of the genre as a “PR arm” of law enforcement.
A day after A&E canceled police reality series Live PD, host Dan Abrams called the decision an “overreaction” on his SiriusXM show. He also defended the popular TV show’s decision to destroy video of a black man’s death during a 2019 police stop in Texas. Details of the death of the man, Javier Ambler II, were first reported Monday by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE Austin.
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — A Texas county has banned a television production company from filming law enforcement officers there for a reality show. Williamson County leaders voted Tuesday to discontinue its contract with Big Fish Entertainment, which produces “Live PD.” The show must stop filming on county property in 30 days. District Attorney Shawn Dick […]