Another Police Show, ‘Live PD,’ Axed in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

Another Police Show, ‘Live PD,’ Axed in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

Another reality television show about police, A&E’s “Live PD,” has been canceled in the wake of national antipathy over the in-custody death of George Floyd, reports NBC News.

“This is a critical time in our nation’s history, and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” the network said in a statement Wednesday.

The show that followed officers and deputies as they chased suspects in vehicles and on foot was in the news this week after a Texas prosecutor accused a local sheriff’s department of keeping “Live PD” footage of a car chase under wraps.

Javier Ambler, 40, died March 28, 2019, after he was tased four times at the end of the 22-minute chase in Austin, Texas, according to NBC affiliate KXAN. NBC News has not verified that timeline nor the cause of Ambler’s death.

Read the full story at NBC News.com

Published at Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:48:49 +0000