COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – South Carolina MPs may soon be returning to home televisions.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Major Maria Yturria said the department expects Live PD to return and talks have been underway since the show ended in June.
The show featured Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies from 2016-2020, following them through their shifts and streaming it live.
Following the nationwide conversation on policing following George Floyd’s death, Live PD was taken off the air in June.
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Richland County MPs rose to prominence on the show, including Captain Danny Brown, who now has more than 132,000 Twitter followers.
He said the show was a tool for community relations and transparency.
“We get out of cars and we are people too. We have families, we have friends. So I have a name. This show put that name on the badge. So when children see us in gas stations that refuel, teenagers, 20 year olds who may not want to talk to the police, they come to talk to us because of the show, ”he said. -he declares.
Brown said live broadcasts showed the department would not hide from its mistakes.
He praised the idea of the show’s return.
Meanwhile, former RCSD MP Chandra Cleveland said the show too often focused on black neighborhoods, giving a negative perception of the area and the community.
“Why is it still the black community you are in?” We know they have a lot of crime, but there are crimes in other places in Richland County that are not totally black community, they have mixed subdivisions that they could be in, but they are never there, ”she said.
RCSD said there were no details available on when the show would return or where it would air.
Elsewhere in the state, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has been on the schedule since the show’s fourth season, which debuted on November 15.
It is not known whether the BCSO will join the LivePD lineup.
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