Un-reality TV

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HOPING to recruit new deputies, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department wants to give TV viewers an inside look at the department – albeit a censored view. County supervisors have agreed to Sheriff Lee Baca’s plan to allow the department to be the basis of two new “reality” TV shows, but with certain caveats. For starters, the county is insisting that all material that doesn’t make the final cut be wiped out within seven days. That way, if anyone should ever try to sue the department, they won’t be able to subpoena the tapes of what really happened. Amusingly, this comes at the same the Los Angeles Police Department is trying to get cameras installed in its cars, based on the theory that such evidence could help cops in legal cases. So while the LAPD thinks video footage would be exculpatory, the county seems to think it would be damning. That’s telling. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The county is also insisting that any material that makes the department look bad get dumped from the final broadcast. Viewers will only see what county censors approve – that is, un-reality TV.last_img

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