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Williamson county ends partnership with Live PD after show refuses to keep raw video for evidence

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Williamson County Commissioners have decided to end a nearly year-long relationship with the show Live PD because the producers refused to indefinitely keep raw video recorded during filming.

According to KUT, the sheriff wanted to continue filming, but commissioners voted against it after the production company refused to comply with the county’s request.

The commissioners had just voted 3-2 in May to continue filming, but are now reversing course after concerns that video evidence gathered by the production company would be destroyed before trial.



Right now, the county is looking into the use of force by one deputy, which was aired during an episode.

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody said the show helped bring the community together and for recruitment.

The production company reserves to hold onto any recorded video for 30 days and then can destroy it at its discretion.

Williamson County, located just outside of Austin Texas, first made its debut in November of 2018 and has been featured on the show ever since.



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