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The WORST episodes of Cops

Every episode of Cops ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Cops!

COPS is one of the first (and only) true and UNSCRIPTED reality shows, it follows the activities of police officers by embedding camera crews with police units. The show’s formula follows the Cinéma vérité convention, with no narration or scripted dialog, depending entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact. COPS has followed officers in 140 different cities in the United States and also has been shot in Hong Kong, London, and the former Soviet Union. Each episode is approximately 22 minutes in length and typically consists of three segments, with each segment being one or two self-contained police incidents.

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Miami, FL 11
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#1 - Miami, FL 11

Season 9 - Episode 37 - Aired 8/31/1996

Miami, FL 11 (11:10 PM Suspicious Vehicle) Central District - Officer Jorge Castello grew up in some of the neighborhoods he patrols and it is interesting to see how people he knew have grown up. Some are good. He pursues a driver who ignored instructions to pull off the road. With some help from an anti-theft tracking device. Miami Police Sergeant Casiano aids in the arrest of a car thief. Miami Police Officer Grant questions a woman whose boyfriend shot himself in the head. #901. 8/31/96

Best of Cops Vol1
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#2 - Best of Cops Vol1

Season 3 - Episode 41 - Aired 6/29/1991

Best of Cops Volume 1 (Broward County FL - 4:00 PM Drug Operation Briefing) from #109, (San Diego, CA - Northern Division Roll Call) from #216,Portland, OR) Sgt. Loren Caddy goes to an accident where a mother dies from not wearing a seatbelt from #205. #BOC-001. 6/29/91

Best of Cops 4
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#3 - Best of Cops 4

Season 7 - Episode 38 - Aired 6/1/1995

(Pomona, CA - 9:15 PM Shooting Call) Sgt. Joe Waltman races to the scene of a black woman with one kidney gets shot in a drive by and cops go to the apartment and lead the six kids out that are inside. Suspects confronted the people, left and returned and shot the three adults. Ronald is still in bed. The mother is hit in the leg. They all ran inside and the blood is everywhere in pools. New York City, NY (9:02 PM Rescue Call) A call for a man in the water. There is a chopper to light him up. Cops go in the river and pull him out. He swam out 175 feet and said he was looking for oil and didn't want to come out. (10:33 PM Assistance Call) Jimmy is impaled by a wrench that fell four stories from a crane and into his back. They cut it off and move him out in case the crane falls since it is now loose. Jimmy tells cops not to tow his car away. Fort Worth, TX (9:45 PM Domestic Disturbance) Officer C.C. Ryder responds to a man wearing only shorts on a pay phone. He runs away from the camera and has broken glass on him. His wife is across the street at home. She goes to the wife who is crying with two small kids. There is broken plates and glass all over. He was drunk and out all day and hit her. She doesn't work because she just had a third kid and says she isn't scared of him and is fixin to leave anyway. #S901. 6/95

Los Angeles, CA 30
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#4 - Los Angeles, CA 30

Season 7 - Episode 37 - Aired 7/15/1995

8:40 PM (Assistance Call) convenience store robbery; domestic disturbance; stolen car. #732. 7/15/95

Denver, CO 9
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#5 - Denver, CO 9

Season 5 - Episode 49 - Aired 4/10/1993

8:33 PM Disturbance Call 3 Guys in a room. Officers recover a stolen wallet; arrest two domestic violence suspects; assist and elderly man who's complaining about his neighbors CP-516 4/10/1993

Houston, TX 3
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#6 - Houston, TX 3

Season 3 - Episode 33 - Aired 5/25/1991

(Boy Scout Kid on a Fence at Night) Harris Co. Sheriff’s Dept. - Cpl. Larry Blacksmith talks the kid, Stephen, down. The kid doesn't want to go to the boy scout meeting because he thinks everyone hates him there. Larry says he doesn't have to go if he doesn't want to and will take him home to his grandma if he wants. He's not in trouble and can climb up there and get him, but it would be easier if he just comes down. The kid thinks he hates him, but Larry assures him he doesn't, so he comes down and Larry takes him home. (10:05 PM Domestic Disturbance) - man loses ear in domestic scuffle; tattooed woman arrested for drug possession.

Miami, FL 11
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#7 - Miami, FL 11

Season 4 - Episode 40 - Aired 6/27/1992

(10:57 PM Narcotics Unit Operation) Miami Beach Metro Dade - Sgt. Fred Silber says they got a call from customs that there is a 50-100 pound package of pot, $100,000 worth, stuffed into fish on Air Jamaica Express from Kingston, Jamaica. He drives to general aviation and Special Agent Thomas Trotto from U.S. Customs is there to brief them. The plane is a DC-7, is 57 years old and is the only one left. The people called to get the fish, so they are letting them come to pick it up and will bust them. (12:19 AM) They are loading it up the fish and the cops drive up and arrest him at gunpoint. The fish is frozen on the top and the pot is wrapped up underneath. There is one lone black illegal alien picking it up and Fred says he'll go to jail then get deported. He doesn't deny knowing what's going on, but won't cough up his boss. (7:39 PM) Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office - Deputy Charles Hicks says s kid named Edwin called that a man with a knife is trying to get in his house. He arrives with Sgt. Louis Sessa, knocks on the door and the kid says he'll sick the dog on them. The police have him come out and give a description of the guy. The father comes up, doesn't speak much English, admits his son has mental problems and is on medication. Charles goes in and talks to Edwin. He wants to know if the story is a lie. The kid cries and says no one believes him and a guy tried to kidnap him before. No one believe him because he's in a stupid handicapped class. Charles says the neighbors were outside for 45 minutes and saw nothing so it sounds like Peter and the Wolf. The kid finally admits seeing things like devils & shadows and he has to pray to make them go away. He thinks if he kills himself it will make the demons go away. Charles says they have to take the kid to be mentally evaluated because he doesn't want it to come back and haunt him later. (2:42 AM Suspicious Vehicle) Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County Sheriff's Dept - Deputy Tincu Taranu says you see a lot of weird

Houston, TX 6
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#8 - Houston, TX 6

Season 3 - Episode 36 - Aired 6/15/1991

(Vehicle Fire Call) Cpl James Billinovich is called to help with the search for a fleeing vehicle. A body was found in the burned car in a foggy area and a tow truck is en route.

Houston, TX 7
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#9 - Houston, TX 7

Season 3 - Episode 38 - Aired 8/9/1991

A deputy aids a shooting victim and answers a "man with a gun" call; search for a burglary suspect.

Memphis, TN 5
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#10 - Memphis, TN 5

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 2/15/1992

(12:52 AM Street Patrol) Officer Gene Hulley has been there 3 years. It's all he ever wanted to do, all he could think about doing in high school, can't imagine doing anything else. He's got a seat on the front row of life and is enjoying it. His family thinks he's crazy for doing it, knows he could get shot, but most families are like that. officer's wife barricades herself in bathroom against intruder.

Memphis, TN 6
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#11 - Memphis, TN 6

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 5/30/1992

(9:11 PM Shooting Call) Officer Gene Hulley says they need clothes for the dirty patients who come in to the hospital and to donate any sex or size. His partner is C.D. Hawkins. A black drug dealer goes to a house to collect money a woman owes him and when she doesn't haven't he shoots her in the ass. They go looking for him and find he has shot another woman. Her sister is in the yard screaming she saw him shoot her sister. domestic disturbance; child endangerment.

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#12 - Memphis, TN 4

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 2/1/1992

(5:13 PM Shooting Call) Officer Matt Pugh responds to a call on the 600 block and arrives to find a black woman who took a shotgun blast to the chest and blows her finger off. She says Danny, her ex, did it and he fled with the sawed off after they had a fight on the porch over the gun and it went off. A neighbor says the woman owns the gun. Cops go back in and ask her two kids where the guns are. The boy pulls a rifle out of the closet and the shotgun from under the mattress where his mom hid it. Shelby County (1:08 PM) Backup comes to a traffic stop and Guadalupe the driver is wearing a Zappa shirt, is all nervous, and won't consent to have his car searched. K9 is brought in and a suitcase full of pot is found in the trunk. They take them back to interdiction HQ and weigh the dope and take their money. Guadalupe loses his car, $1350 and the drugs. Detective Steve Culley says it's nice to be thanked. (9:31 PM Domestic Disturbance Call) The caller says a father is beating his son in the front yard of his house. They talk to the witness outside and find his 16 year-old son Time wanted to bring a shirt to his friends house and his dad stopped him. The son pushed him off and his dad pushed and slapped him because he is a pacifist, but he isn't scared to stay there. They take the father outside and says he disciplined his son like what was done to him. They arrest him because he hit him Tim in the face and was drinking.

Miami, FL 9
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#13 - Miami, FL 9

Season 4 - Episode 38 - Aired 5/30/1992

(8:22 PM) Ft. Lauderdale Broward Co. - Deputy Robert Lahiff is off to set up a checkpoint. As long as they stop either the first, second or third cars and remain consistent it'll work. He tries to stop a suspect, a black guy in a white shirt red shorts walking down the street. When he sees the cops he runs and tosses the dope he was carrying. He hides in an apartment and K9s are brought in to find him. The female apartment manager is brought in to unlock his door. The guy says cops didn't see him do anything. Next cops set up a fence operation and put the word out they are looking for heavy equipment. In the safe house they shows boats and cars they have bought. They have spent $61,000 to recover $1.8 million worth of stolen goods. Two brothers sell a grater, a 65 year old dancer runs a prostitution ring and dances on her head for the cops. A guy sells plastic explosives and comes in with Jack Daniels. (7:36 PM Briefing) They go and pick up all the people who sold them the stolen items from before. The explosives guy is barefoot. The 65 year old lives in a house so full of junk they can barely walk in it. Newspapers are stacked to the ceiling. They also return a stolen camera to a lady and a watch at the end of their 12 month sting.

Miami, FL 6
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#14 - Miami, FL 6

Season 4 - Episode 35 - Aired 5/2/1992

(5:17 PM Roll Call) Lt. Noel Rojas announces that Officer Emilo Cancibello is officer of the month. Capture of armed suspects; arrests for lewd behavior.

Miami, FL 10
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#15 - Miami, FL 10

Season 4 - Episode 39 - Aired 6/13/1992

(1:26 AM Crime Suppression Unit) Beach Police Department - Officer Bill Guillem and his partner Officer Tony Sammarco says they work residential areas, hot spots where burglaries are and try to catch prowlers before they strike. They go to a business where the window was broken out and watch the area to make sure no one robs it until the emergency board up team arrives. A looter; car stuck on train tracks; drunken driver arrested.

Miami, FL 8
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#16 - Miami, FL 8

Season 4 - Episode 37 - Aired 5/16/1992

(11:47 PM Street Patrol) Sheriff's Office - Deputy Charles Hicks spots car making a dope deal and hunts it down after losing sight of it. bank robbery arrest; public disturbance; hit and run.

Miami, FL 7
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#17 - Miami, FL 7

Season 4 - Episode 36 - Aired 5/9/1992

(7:05 PM Narcotics Unit Briefing) Metro-Dade Sgt. Fred Silber explains how undercover cops confiscated vases full of drugs from the runners who rolled over and were supposed to get $1000 each for them and now will meet the buyers to bust them. The must be done by 9pm. 7:32 - they arrive at the meeting place a Win Dixie. Two men go over to the car with a shopping cart and take the boxes and are arrested by Lt. Robert Diers. They get consent from one of the men to search his house. 8:07 - they arrive and find two people there who show them where another kilo of coke is hidden. Sgt. Michael Roy also finds $6000 in cash. Palm Beach (7:07 PM Communications Center) A man calls 911 about a deaf girl who wants to kill herself. Deputy Charles Hicks goes to the house where 15 year old Kathy cut her wrists. She doesn't want to go to the hospital and officers jump her and her dog so she can't get away. Deputy Kevin Clapp talks to her and she freaks out. Seven days earlier she cut herself and tried to stab a deputy. Her sister Cheryl can't believe they let her out and wants her put in jail. They say it's up to the psychiatrist and they need to talk to him. She keeps doing this over and over. Miami - Sgt. Debra Dozier talks about a reward of $72,000 for a guy who killed a cop. (5:22 PM Disturbance Call) Cpl. Glenn Stolzenberg is called to a cock fighting ring. There are cages and cages of roosters, a ring and scales. Officer Carlos Garcia translated for the owner who says they are just training them. Glenn finds a half dead rooster in a garbage can and the worker pulls it out and cleans it up and gives it a shot. They say they train them humanely and don't harm them even though fights are every Thursday. The owner says animals killed the dead roosters, they didn't die during cock fights. He welcomes them to come back and check.

Houston, TX 1
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#18 - Houston, TX 1

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/11/1991

(12:09 AM Street Patrol) Deputy James Billinovich talks about people who hate them and Sgt. Eugene Merritt briefs a group. In the car James says he hates thieves, maybe because he had 2 cars stolen in the last 10 years. high speed chase; juveniles steal car; rock throwing attack.

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Riverside County, CA 1
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#19 - Riverside County, CA 1

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 4/27/1991

A search of a methamphetamine lab yields drugs, weapons, equipment and suspects.

Tucson, AZ 2
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#20 - Tucson, AZ 2

Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired 4/20/1991

A gunshot victim helps search for suspects; officer rescues a baby from a deranged father; a witness traps a burglary suspect.

Pittsburgh, PA 2
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#21 - Pittsburgh, PA 2

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/9/1991

An officer answers a domestic violence call; homicide detectives investigate a murder.

Indianapolis, IN 6
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#22 - Indianapolis, IN 6

Season 6 - Episode 46 - Aired 9/24/1994

Suspect in motorcycle traffic stop tries to ditch his marijuana during a pat down. Police find a drunk man hitting his girlfriend on a 911 domestic disturbance call. Stabbing call with several stories of how it happened.

United States Special 1
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#23 - United States Special 1

Season 5 - Episode 38 - Aired 5/29/1993

An officer responding to a call of a suicidal man recognizes the suspect; a detective is injured during a drug sweep.

Coast to Coast 90
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#24 - Coast to Coast 90

Season 18 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2005

Police are dispatched to a fast-food restaurant where a disturbed man has reportedly threatened a customer.

Coast to Coast 63
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#25 - Coast to Coast 63

Season 16 - Episode 38 - Aired 7/17/2004

Stories include 0fficers responding to a father's call for help and must use a taser gun to subdue his 20 year old combative and mentally ill son, a woman sitting in a car that is not hers is questioned and admits to having a crack pipe and two rocks on her, leading to her arrest, neighbors call in a burglary leading to the spotting of three men walking on the road, complete with stolen property and a screwdriver used to enter the house.

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