TV Crew Filming When Detroit Cops Shot 7-Year-Old

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

When police burst into a home in search of a murder suspect, a reality TV crew documented the raid– and may have recorded the death of a 7-year-old girl accidentally killed by an officer.

Aiyana Stanley-Jones’ death put a spotlight on the growing number of reality shows that focus on law enforcement. A number of big-city departments have used shows such as Fox’s “Cops” to attract recruits. Others have shied away from the up-close attention. And critics have questioned whether police behave differently when cameras are watching.


Some experts and officers believe TV crews increase accountability. More…