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Body Cam

Body Cam

  • Premiered: 
    November 27, 2018
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Combining body camera footage with first-hand accounts, BODY CAM is a one-hour docuseries that gives viewers their own eyewitness look at the life-or-death instant decisions of policework, as told by officers' own body camera footage. Each 60-minute episode tells multiple stories of those who vowed to protect and serve in unflinching detail -- from domestic disputes to ambushes and traffic stops gone dangerously awry. Each story transports viewers headfirst into the reality of law enforcement, seeing the world as they see it from the moment they get the call from dispatch. Between body camera and dashcam footage, dispatch and radio transmissions with additional officers on scene, viewers get an authentic, front-row seat as the pursuit intensifies. After weaving interviews with responding officers to provide context throughout, each story ends with emotional interviews with those who lived through the events, as they provide additional insight to the life-changing, sometimes tragically fatal, moments.

In the series premiere, a domestic dispute call in Uniontown, OH turns into a violent shoot-out, leaving Sgt David White fighting for his life. The episode ends in Glendale, OH, when rookie Josh Helling is forced to pull his weapon on a busy highway when a pedestrian unexpectedly pulls a knife. Additional stories covered in the first season include: a domestic dispute in Deltona, FL escalates into an armed siege as a mother narrowly escapes with a gunshot wound that leaves her children hostage inside the house with the shooter; a brutal crime is caught on camera, sparking a manhunt for a vicious killer in Newport News, VA; serving an arrest warrant to a sex offender turns deadly in Muldrow, OK; Sheriff's deputies battle a deadly fire which quickly turns into a murder investigation in Hudson Falls, NY; an armed man on the loose in Americus, GA vows that he'd rather die than go back to jail, murdering two officers in the process; and more.

The sophomore season of BODY CAM premiered on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "My Name Is Death," officers confront a knife-wielding suspect. In Florida, a man who flees into the woods is outsmarted by a K9 Officer. In Indiana, a gunman wages war on police, caught on surveillance cameras, until SWAT closes in.

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered the third season of BODY CAM.

Season 4 of BODY CAM premiered on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Life in Ruins," SWAT tears down a house to arrest two brothers wanted for murder; a high-speed pursuit ends when a crash entangles an officer's car in live electrical cables; a DWI driver hits a goods train carrying explosive chemicals.

The fifth season of BODY CAM debuted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Taken by Surprise," police are ambushed as they try to rescue an injured pregnant woman.

Season 6 of BODY CAM debuted on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "In the Line of Fire," a home invasion goes wrong in North Carolina as a fleeing burglar takes a pregnant woman as a human shield; officers in Ohio meet a hail of bullets during a high-speed chase; an officer faces a knife-wielding teenage girl in California.
After a 5.5-month break, BODY CAM returned with new episodes on Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the mid-season premiere, "One Shot," an ex-con kidnaps a baby at gunpoint in Utah; during a high-speed chase, the suspect calls 911 and threatens to kill the child, firing at officers to prove he is serious; he offers the police a trade: the baby's life for his freedom.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Arrow Media