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Peter Nicks explains how the film changed with the emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement and two new scandals that rocked the department.
Newsy sat down with Peter Nicks, the director of "The Force." The documentary takes viewers inside the Oakland Police Department when it's about a decade into a mandated reform process.
Nicks and his team started working on the film in April 2013.
"We wanted to understand kind of who becomes a cop and why. That was the central question of the film," Nicks said.
"The film at that point became much more about how this department was holding both the responsibility of keeping this community safe ... [and] at the same time, having to deal with the national call for accountability," Nicks explained.
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While individual Russian and Belarusian athletes will be allowed to compete, teams will be barred from the 2024 Olympics.
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