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The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy


A documentary about the incredible story of Scooter Joe and Kenny.

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The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy


A documentary about the incredible story of Scooter Joe and Kenny.

Watch the Trailer

Support the Film

 

Overview

        The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy tells the story of Scooter Joe and Kenny, a black and white cop duo that was rare in the 1970s, who became legends in the neighborhood of Bed-Stuy by making themselves an effective neighborhood crime-fighting scooter patrol. They were scooter cops assigned to check potholes and issue parking tickets; however, they decided to go after bigger game - murderers and drug pushers.

 

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"An officer's best weapon is not his gun, it's his ability to communicate"


"An officer's best weapon is not his gun, it's his ability to communicate"


In Production

        The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy is a broadcast feature length documentary and is currently in production. We have filmed over 50 hours of verit√©, B-Roll and interview footage. We are currently scheduling and filming remaining interviews with historians, politicians, authors and academics who are helping build context for the history of Bed-Stuy as well as several other former police officers who worked with Joe and Kenny. We are in pre-production for our first re-creation scenes.

        The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy is produced independently and is currently financed with personal funds. The Scooter Cops of Bed-Stuy was selected as a finalist in the Paley Center for New Media Doc Pitch Contest, received fiscal sponsorship from IFP, and participated in the Big Sky Documentary Festival Pitch Event.

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