In Holland, the cops are your best friends. Well, at least that’s what we are told, but what does the rest of the world think about the police? The correspondents of Metropolis find out for themselves as they walk the beat with a cop for one day in twelve different spots in the world.
In Congo we see how heavily armed policemen guard a U.N. ambulance from an angry mob. In Sierra Leone people lack respect for the police as well: our correspondent reports that this is mainly a result of the corruption in the police force. And as we see in video-footage of police aggression shot by the organization I-Witness, we find out that in America the police are not always your best friend.
We encounter more respect in Israel, were we follow a member of a highly appreciated bomb squad. And in Central America, the narcotics brigade has certainly won the respect of at least two people. Our correspondent in Nicaragua comes face to face with two drug dealers who have just been busted by undercover agents with more than 3,000 pounds of pure cocaine.