After facing a huge social media embarrassment over some rather obvious racial profiling. Tulsa Mayor, GT Bynum, annouced an emergency halt to the TV show contract.
Evidently the mayor doesn't want TV viewers to see the racial profiling which is so common that the officers allowed the most controversial clips to go on the air.
Clean cut middle aged black men are harassed openly and accused of wearing "gang clothing" when wearing a blue striped polo-syle shirt.
The move to cancel doesn't end the racial profiling. It just keeps it from being exposed to worldwide audiences.
Here's Cory Green's social media post:
A private citizen fed up!! Who cares what color this young brother has on'
TPD needs to cancel there contract with@livepd. They only film in north tulsa harassing citizens for ratings!
This young brother asked please stop harassing me! North tulsa is fed up profiling on live TV'. Even my 13 year old son said why is he on TV? He needs to be doing his job!
KOTV News On 6 posted this story on Sunday night.
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum says the city's contract with A&E to film "Live PD" has been terminated.
The show documents police patrols live from about a half dozen cities.
Tulsa had been one of those cities, but in the comments on a Facebook post about how the show targets Tulsa's minorities, Bynum said Tulsa Police will no longer be a part of the program.
Here's a broadcast segment of a recent incident caught on camera.