“Can We Trust The Police???” is a documentary fronted by BAFTA Rising Star, Adam Deacon.
Growing up in Hackney, Adam has always been wary of the police & says that he has seen examples of police racism & brutality first-hand, &, as part of the film, we learn that his closest friend David was severely beaten & tasered by the police in a case of mistaken identity – shocking footage of the encounter is shown in the film.
Adam wants to understand if the public’s perception of the police has changed – has the mistrust that people in inner cities feel towards the police spread to all parts of the country? His investigation takes him inside different aspects of policing – from firearms training with armed police, who have been criticised for high-profile mistakes, to policing large scale events such as the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley & late night patrols in an average seaside town, to try to understand the job from the inside out.