The Police

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Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour

The story of the riots of 2011 told with first-hand accounts from the police and previously unseen police footage. Outnumbered coppers on the frontline tell how they took the brunt of the rioters' aggression, while officers in the control room explain why things happened as they did. Many criticised the police after the riots; now they explain their side of the story.

  • Programme Information

    This series was originally scheduled to be shown in July 2012, but was postponed after a judge overseeing a riot related trial in Birmingham issued a court order preventing it from being broadcast. The trial ended and the film was broadcast in August 2012.

Credits

Executive Producer
Darren Kemp
Executive Producer
Darren Kemp
Producer
Emma Whitlock
Producer
Emma Whitlock
Director
Emma Whitlock
Director
Emma Whitlock

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