“Peace Officer” is a new documentary film about the militarization of police in Utah that will make it’s debut at the Tower Theater on Friday, September 25th. Representatives from the ACLU of Utah will be attending, and there will be a Q&A on 9/25 and 9/26 after the 4:15 pm and 7:00 pm screenings with Co-Director Scott Christopherson, Producer Dave Lawrence, and star Dub Lawrence.
The story follows Dub Lawrence, who became the Davis County Sheriff in 1974. During his tenure, he established the department’s first SWAT team to ensure the safety of Davis County residents and it’s peace officers. In 2008 Lawrence watched helplessly as the SWAT team he founded fatally shot his son-in-law Brian Wood.
Since the tragedy, Lawrence has become a leader of the growing police reform movement. He has become obsessed with uncovering the truth about the shooting death of his son-in-law. Lawrence also investigates several other cases involving police shooting deaths in Utah.
This film is a must-see for anyone advocating for law enforcement accountability and Fourth Amendment Rights, which protect citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.
Source: ACLU of Utah – Peace Officer: A Film About How We Don’t Have Peace Officers Anymore