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SXSW standout ‘Peace Officer’ exposes militarization of law enforcement (Our grade: B+)

Dub Lawrence from the film "Peace Officer," which won the documentary feature grand jury prize at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Dub Lawrence from the film “Peace Officer,” which won the documentary feature grand jury prize at the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Evan Rodriguez – Special to the American-Statesman

Scott Christopherson’s and Brad Barber’s first full-length documentary “Peace Officer” has the potential to be one of the most pertinent films of the year.

It looks at the militarization of law enforcement, primarily in Utah, but on a larger scale it examines through heartbreaking case studies the shifting relationship “peace officers” have assumed with the citizens they have sworn to protect and serve.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “Peace Officer”


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