Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
This 81-minute Frederick Wiseman film won a 1969 Emmy for "Best News Documentary." Pauline Kael (The New Yorker) described it as "the most powerful hour-and-a-half of television that I've seen all year." Wiseman showed police maintaining order, enforcing the law, and providing general social services. Incidents illustrate how training, community expectations, the socioeconomic status of subjects, and potential violence affect police behavior.
behavior [human], community, law-enforcement, police, violence