‘Law & Order: SVU’ season 17, episode 5 preview: ‘Community Policing’ tackles sensitive topic

Cast -Law & Order: SVU” continues to be a show that does not much fear when it comes to approaching difficult subjects, and with that in mind, can you really be shocked at what some of the story is next week? “Community Policing” is the title for the hour, and it looks as though we are going to see a case unfold that will feel inspired in many ways by Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement. This is an extremely tense, sensitive topic for the show, and there may be some compelling perspective to be found in how the show looks at it. After all, these are the stories of people working within the police department, and they may feel like the public is against them because of the actions of a few.

If you have not seen the synopsis for this episode just yet, you can take a look at it below:

“In the pursuit of an SVU rape suspect, detectives from another precinct shoot and kill an unarmed black man. As racial tensions rise in the city, Barba (Raúl Esparza) is tasked to indict three officers who claim they had no choice but to follow police procedure.”

This is a hard story to say a whole lot more about right now, since this is going to be all about context and how the writers choose to depict certain events. We definite applaud them for having the courage to take this subject matter on, and we hope that they do an adequate job of showing all sides.

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