‘Swat’ Co-Creator Vows to Do Better ‘Onscreen and Off’ to Address Race and Policing Issues

  • The Wrap
‘Swat’ Co-Creator Vows to Do Better ‘Onscreen and Off’ to Address Race and Policing Issues
As demonstrators across the country take to the streets to protest racism and police brutality, the writers and executive producers of the CBS police drama “S.W.A.T.” have vowed to take a harder look at the way their show portrays policing in the United States on screen.

The “S.W.A.T.” writers room account first tweeted a statement on Monday, expressing support for peaceful protesters and calling on police to “deescalate conflicts, not exacerbate them.”

“We are watching recent events in horror and sadness along with everyone else, and we will continue to mine the truth about these issues in the writing of our upcoming season as we all work towards a fairer, better system,” the account wrote. “In the meantime, we encourage protestors to express their frustrations peacefully and implore law enforcement to deescalate conflicts, not exacerbate them, as people work through their understandable anger and grief.”

Also Read: Watch ViacomCBS' Powerful 8-Minute,
See full article at The Wrap »

Similar News


Recently Viewed