In light of the George Floyd tragedy, Law & Order: SVU showrunner Warren Leight has addressed TV's portrayal of law enforcement.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, he was asked whether cops are "too positively" represented on screen, to which he replied: "Collectively? Yes. Individually am I miscontributing to society? I don't know. Collectively, are we? Yeah."
Leight went on to discuss his hope that Law & Order: SVU fans interpret the fictional elements of the NYPD, in that they reflect his wishes of what they really were.
"I think that the audience is sophisticated enough to know that this is not the day-to-day reality [in policing sexual assault]. I think people wish it were more like [it is on SVU]. I think I wish it were more like this."
Just yesterday (June 5), the series boss tweeted his response to a video of police officers attacking protestors with batons out on the streets.
"This is getting worse and worse everyday," he wrote. "A real leader would try to defuse the crisis, instead we are under a regime that seems hell bent on carnage."
Elsewhere, executive producers on CBS series SWAT, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Shawn Ryan, recently vowed to "do better" following the death of George Floyd.
"We are watching recent events 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," read a statement.
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