US police observational Live PD, which screens in Australia on 9RUSH, has been axed by A&E after 4 seasons.
The series follows police officers in the course of their patrols, via live video feeds from multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.
Episodes were pulled recently following the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, but A&E has now cancelled the series outright.
A&E said in a statement, “This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD. Going forward, we will determine if there is a clear pathway to tell the stories of both the community and the police officers whose role it is to serve them. And with that, we will be meeting with community and civil rights leaders as well as police departments.”
An Austin newspaper reported the crew also filmed the death of a Black man while he was in the custody of law enforcement officers in Texas, the footage of which was subsequently destroyed.
This week the long-running Cops was axed after 33 seasons.