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PROBLEM SOLVERS INVESTIGATE: "Live PD" contract says city not getting paid

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 18:35:15-05

This week community activists are petitioning Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum to end the city's contract with the TV show "Live PD".

Some Tulsans are worried about the way the show portrays residents.

Two Works for You read through the contract and here are some of the highlights:

-The contract is 12 pages and went into effect back on September 8, 2019.

-The contract is for one year and details the relationship between the show and the police department.

-The contract shows "no payment" listed as the "contract funding type".

-The contract says that both parties do not enter into an "employment relationship, partnership or joint venture" together.

-It says TPD "shall at all times continue to independently conduct their operations and activities as they customarily operate without regard to any other creative or logistical requests" as a result of filming the show.

-The series concept is that the show hopes to capture the "real time perspective and diversity within the department and the city."

-It goes on to say the show will feature pre-taped stories that will "showcase the officers, the work, the locations and the departments."

-It details an effort to encourage "transparency and communication" within the departments they feature.

-Both parties can cancel the contract in writing with 45 days written notice.

See the contract from live PD here

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