"Live PD" production has been ceased by A&E amid ongoing protests in opposition to police brutality.
The decision was made by A&E and the production company Big Fish Entertainment.
“This is a critical time in our nation’s history and we have made the decision to cease production on Live PD,” said a statement from A&E obtained by the outlet. “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.”
“Out of respect for the families of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives, in consultation with the departments we follow, and in consideration for the safety of all involved, we have made the decision not to broadcast ‘Live PD’ this weekend,” A&E said in a statement to Variety.
‘Live PD’ host, Dan Abrams shared on Twitter, "Shocked & beyond disappointed about this," he said. "To the loyal #LivePDNation please know I, we, did everything we could to fight for you, and for our continuing effort at transparency in policing. I was convinced the show would go on... More to come..."
The cancelations come amid a period of civil unrest.