May 18, 2017 - Officer Involved is an expository documentary-first that takes a human look at one of the most controversial topics in contemporary America, exploring the previously unseen perspectives of American Police Officers who have been involved in shootings in the line of duty.
By comparing the words of experts in the field with the real-life testimony of those officers who have lived through these events, the film shines a light on the profound humanity of men and women in uniform. Filmed by an active-duty police officer and his wife, their endeavor transcends time and place as they bring together voices from across the geographical and age divide.
Officer Involved is a documentary that began in 2013, even before the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri. Officer Involved is a thoughtful feature-length documentary that examines what happens to a police officer after a shooting by bringing together officers and experts in an effort to explore the often unseen perspective of an officer-involved shooting. The director, Patrick W. Shaver, is a police officer in Georgia. He and his wife traveled the country on their own time filming officers across the US.
According to Daniel P. Finney, The Des Moines Register "The film may be made by a police officer, but it is not pro-police propaganda. It is, however, an illumination of the humanity of law enforcement officers."
When the project was finished, Patrick took a leave of absence and they took the film, living in a trailer with their toddler, and screened it coast to coast.
“...Shaver has captured the hearts of these peacekeepers..." said by Jeff Hutton, Times Republican.
It is an independent film with no studio backing and has been shown over 85-times and was an Official Selection of the 2016 Knoxville Film Festival. Reviews from both sides of the isle have been positive. This is something our country needs right now.
The film will be on iTunes pre-sale on 16/05/2017
The Official Trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2hVsGLTC5c&t=2s
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/J2hVsGLTC5c
The DVD is now for sale at www.OfficerInvolvedProject.com/order/dvd