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‘Peace Officer’ to be Screened at JSC on 4/19


‘Peace Officer’ to be Screened at JSC on 4/19

Documentary tells story of police militarization

April 12, 2016

The film “Peace Officer” will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in 207 Bentley Hall at Johnson State College.

“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. For more information, contact Barbara Flathers, 802-635-1200 or