In Detroit, film crews have been banned from running with officers on police raids. Dallas police say they’re still willing to cooperate with TV shows such as The First 48 and SWAT.
DETROIT BLUES: Detroit’s mayor ordered a ban on TV crews a little more than a week after a police officer accidentally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid. A crew with the A&E reality television show The First 48 was filming the officers when they entered a duplex where Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed.
DALLAS LOOKIN’ GOOD: Dallas police also have been featured on The First 48, as well as the A&E show SWAT. The reality programs generally painted the Police Department in a positive light, providing good publicity for the city and showing viewers how and why police do their jobs.