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The Police Tapes
Release Date: January 02, 1977
|Genres||:||TV Movie, Crime, Documentary|
|Production Companies||:||Video Verité|
|Director||:||Susan Raymond, Alan Raymond|
The Police Tapes is a 1977 documentary about a New York City police precinct in the South Bronx. The original ran ninety minutes and was produced for public television; a one-hour version later aired on ABC. Filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond spent three months in 1976 riding along with patrol officers in the 44th Precinct of the South Bronx, which had the highest crime rate in New York City at that time. They produced about 40 hours of videotape that they edited into a 90-minute documentary.