WOMEN IN BLUE looks at policing from a virtually unseen angle — that of women officers fighting to reform the Minneapolis Police Department. It offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the MPD, chronicling a department—and a community—grappling with racism and a troubled history of police misconduct long before an MPD officer killed George Floyd. The film reveals the limitations of police reform through incremental change and asks a critical question. Could increased gender equity and more women — especially Black women — contribute to greater public safety?
Broadcasts February 8, 2021 on PBS' Independent Lens