True crime net Investigation Discovery is prepping a docuseries focused on officers’ own body camera footage.
Produced by UK indie Arrow Media, the 10-part Body Cam utilizes body cam footage, dash cam footage, and dispatch and radio transmissions to tell stories of law enforcement while providing audiences with their own personal perspective of law enforcement officials in life-threatening circumstances. From domestic disputes to traffic stops gone dangerously awry, Body Cam shows how quickly seemingly routine situations can turn tragic.
Each story weaves interviews with responding officers to provide context to their decisions and to offer insight into the aftershocks of the drama. At the conclusion of each story, interviews with those who lived through the events provide additional information to the harrowing moments.
The premiere episode includes incidents of domestic disputes, a pedestrian who unexpectedly pulls a knife, and a deadly fire.
“By showing actual footage of these harrowing encounters, Body Cam not only offers an intimate and intense look at law enforcement, but also provides the viewer with a visceral sense of what life is like for those who must, on occasion, risk their lives to protect ours,” said Henry S. Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, in a statement.
For Arrow Media, Nick Metcalfe is listed as executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production and Kevin Bennett is general manager.
Body Cam premieres on Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.