It took all of four hours for Des Moines Police Sgt. Joe Morgan to give a television camera crew from “Cops” usable material for the program.
A foot chase and an officer tackling a shirtless suspect — it was classic “Cops,” which features raw clips of officers out on the streets, in situations involving everything from road rage and police pursuits to domestic disputes and drug busts.
Morgan was featured a decade ago in several episodes of “Cops.” Now the popular cable show is back in the city for a third time, filming encounters between police and suspects for the show’s next season and providing viewers an up-close view of a police officer’s job.
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Written with Regina Zilbermints