Hulu has launched a primary take a look at Colin Kaepernick’s newest mission, docuseries Killing County.
Directed by Michaela Dowd, narrated by André Holland and government produced by Kaepernick and Gown Imbriano, the sequence facilities on the police drive in Bakersfield, California, and the demise of Jorge Ramirez in 2013 following a shootout that included a number of cops in a resort parking zone.
It’s described by Kaepernick as “some of the highly effective initiatives I’ve been concerned with,” and seeks to unpack how Ramirez — an informant for the Bakersfield Police Division, in accordance with his household — and his demise speaks to a bigger tradition of corruption and violence inside the city and its police drive.
“I knew the murder charge in Bakersfield was excessive,” says one lady through the trailer. “I didn’t actually know what that meant till I acquired right here.”
Ramirez’s household particulars how the choice to “name the cops on the cops,” advanced right into a concerted effort by them and others within the city to handle the “deadliest regulation enforcement within the nation per capita,” with probably the most officer-involved shootings within the nation.
Former cops — together with one who was valorized however concerned in unlawful drug operations, together with different households affected by native police shootings and specialists come collectively to unravel how alleged corruption and cover-ups have plagued the city. It additionally traces how the neighborhood pushes again with protests and requires accountability, as certainly one of Ramirez’s relations is seen asking, “Who holds these folks accountable?”
“They’re not supposed be decide, jury and executioner,” says one other lady.
Killing County streams on Hulu Feb. 3.