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Source: A&E

‘Live P.D.’ Is Able to Show Suspects’ Faces on Camera —So Is the Show Real or Scripted?

By Gabrielle Bernardini

Never has there been a show quite like A&E’s Live P.D. The hit reality series centers around cops patrolling cities throughout the country in real-time. 

"During the show, there are 12 units being filmed live, and with three cameras per unit, that’s at least 36 cameras chronicling the action," executive producer Dan Cesareo told Indiewire.

Though the show claims to be happening in real-time, still there are those who question the series’ authenticity. 

So, is Live P.D. real or fake? 

We all know reality shows are often times scripted to add to the drama; however, that is not the case for this series. According to Dan, the show is legally allowed to show suspects’ faces on camera because it is considered a "live news program."