Augusta will be featured in an episode of the TV show "Cops" this weekend.
The episode will feature one segment from Augusta.
A promo for the episode shows a Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy chasing after a suspect and threatening to tase him.
Other segments from the Garden City will air over the next several weeks.
Some people fear the TV show will make Augusta look bad, but a Richmond County Sheriff's Office spokesperson says it's all about transparency.
"I don't think it makes Augusta look bad in any way, shape, or form. Crime occurs everywhere. What it does is it allows the Sheriff's Office to show how well they respond to crime that happens in the area, and some of the proactive things they do like measures to ensure that crime doesn't happen in our area," says Lieutenant Lewis Blanchard.
The episode is titled "Wrong Place, Wrong Time" and airs Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. on Spike TV.
1336 Augusta West Parkway
Can't find something?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.