'S.W.A.T.' Showrunner Is Determined To 'Do Better' Exploring Race & Policing Following Protests

'S.W.A.T.' Showrunner Is Determined To 'Do Better' Exploring Race & Policing Following Protests

The showrunners and EPs of CBS’s S.W.A.T. are determined to do better on the hit series following the protests that erupted after the murder of George Floyd this week.

Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan are promising to better explore the themes of race and policing in minority communities in the upcoming season four.

“When S.W.A.T. began three years ago on CBS, as writers we examined the intersection of black communities and law enforcement through the eyes of Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson, an African-American cop who has one foot firmly planted in each world,” their statement on Twitter reads.

They continued, “We are watching… in horror and sadness along with everyone else, and we will continue to mine the truth about these issues in the writing of our upcoming season as we all work towards a fairer, better system.”

S.W.A.T. centers on Hondo (Shemar Moore), the locally born and raised sergeant tasked with running a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles.

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