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Terre Haute Officials Debating Breaking Contract with A&E's TV Show 'Live PD'

Terre Haute exterior police station

(Joe Hren, WFIU/WTIU News)

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says he was surprised to learn from media reports last week the NAACP is asking the city to stop the city’s contract with A&E’s ‘Live PD’ TV show.

The show has been recording episodes following the Terre Haute police department.

A letter from the Terre Haute branch of the NAACP says the show exploits residents at their most vulnerable time while conveying guilt prematurely.

Bennett says he’s heard mostly all positive feedback from the show.

“We hope that helps with recruiting, it also helps with transparency so people can see who watch the show can say, wow I didn’t realize these are the things they deal with all the time,” Bennett says.

He says he’s planning to meet with NAACP leaders soon to hear concerns and decide whether the city will continue with it’s ‘Live PD’ contract.

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