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peace officer

The debut feature length documentary from Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson got rewarded with the Audience Award and Grand Jury Award at this year's SXSW FIlm Festival, and will finally hit US screens in mid September.

“Since the late 1970’s there has been a 15,000% increase in SWAT team raids in the United States. “Peace Officer“ is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of "Dub" Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state's first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.“