Synopsis by Mark Deming
Founded in 1869, the Los Angeles Police Department is one of America's most honored and embattled law enforcement agencies, earning both commendations and controversy as they've attempted to keep order in a community that has grown from a small desert town to one of the nation's most populous cities. Badge of Honor: An Insider's History of the L.A.P.D. is an in-depth documentary which offers a richly detailed history of California's most powerful police force. Featuring interviews with a wide variety of L.A.P.D. peace officers (both current and retired), vintage newsreel footage and rare photos, this film offers an uncompromising look at the department's long and remarkable history.
archival-footage, behind-the-scenes, honor [integrity], law-enforcement, police, police-officer, police-station, reminiscence, retrospective