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Friday, May 15 • 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Peace Officer

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PEACE OFFICER is a feature documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of William “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 investigative 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. Disturbing trends grown out of the war on drugs and the federal program that supplies military surplus to police in cities and small towns alike ultimately lead PEACE OFFICER to ask the question: what force is necessary to protect the lives of both officers and citizens?

Grand Prize Documentary SXSW, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival awarded Peace Officer the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights 

CBS News '60 Minutes' Producer Jeff Newton to lead a discussion with Director Scott Christopherson. 


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Clinton School of Public Service 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
  • Director(s) Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber
  • Runtime 109 minutes

Attendees (16)